Harry Potter–inspired mathematics

Author: James Russo and Toby Russo
View More View Less

This month, students use a Harry Potter book as the context for a wide range of problems about key mathematical concepts. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.

Contributor Notes

James Russo, james.russo@monash.edu (Wilandra Rise Primary School), and Toby Russo, russo.toby.t@edumail.vic.gov.au (Bell Primary School), are primary school teachers in Victoria, Australia. Their teaching passion revolves around developing engaging games and activities that extend student thinking.

Edited by Lisa Brooks, Lisa.Brooks@ucf.edu, a lecturer in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando; and Samantha Neff, Samantha_neff@scps.k12.fl.us, a K–grade 5 math coach at Highlands Elementary School in Winter Springs, Florida. Email problem collections for the editors to consider as future Math by the Month columns. See submission guidelines at http://www.nctm.org/WriteForTCM. Email creative solutions and adapted problems to tcm@nctm.org for potential publication, noting Readers Exchange in the subject line.

(Corresponding author is Russo james.russo@monash.edu)(Corresponding author is Russo russo.toby.t@edumail.vic.gov.au)(Corresponding author is Brooks Lisa.Brooks@ucf.edu)
Teaching Children Mathematics


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 13 13 7
Full Text Views 10 10 0
PDF Downloads 13 13 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0