Balloon Math

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Resource:Balloon Math
Summary:Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision). The Magical Balloon-Dude Dale (a master balloonist) offers free math activities for homeschoolers using the kinds of balloons that are used to make balloon animals and other creations.
Description:When you get to the website you'll see a menu of 4 math activities using balloons - but only the first 3 have working links that include:
  • Parts/Fraction Curriculum - Use balloons to learn counting, adding, sorting, measuring, calculating the number of parts, fractions and/or decimal conversion.

  • Mathematical Symbols Curriculum - Understand basic geometric shapes and use balloons to create a sphere.

  • Half of a 1/2 of a .50 Curriculum - Improve understanding of fractions such as 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 while making a balloon flower.
Click on any one, and a new page opens with the complete instructions, accompanied by photographs and a materials list.

If you look on the right side of the screen in each activity you will see a link to a FREE download of the "HomeSchool Curriculum" that includes bonus material. Print it out to use offline.

The projects require certain types of balloons, a ruler, a marker - and one exercise requires calipers.

The projects at this site are designed to develop problem solving skills, mathematics ability, and eye-hand coordination, while teaching kids to make balloon animals. What fun!
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