While most human children are born one at a time, sometimes two babies are born at once, and they're called twins. So twins have the same birthday the rest of their lives - or at least most twins do. Twin babies don't come out of their mom at the exact same moment, so if the first comes out right before midnight, the second twin can actually be born the next day and have a different birthday. Even wackier, twins can be born in different years! That's what happened to two different sets of twins on New Year's Day last week: one baby from each set was born on New Year's Eve right before midnight, and the other was born right after midnight. So one twin has a birthdate of 12/31/13, and the other is 1/1/14.
48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and TeachersA good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. Magic Tree HouseFoldables & Study GuidesLose a foldable? All foldables & study guides that we have made in class are available below. If you need help filling in the blanks, please see the completed foldable or study guide in the classroom. Remember, many of these files were copied back-to-back, so a two-page file is the front and back of the foldable.
Activities - The Geometer's Sketchpad Resource CenterBack to the Introduction On this page you can read about activities, download individual sketches, or download the entire collection of sketches, handouts and Teacher Notes. You are free to photocopy these activities for use in your own classroom. You are also free to make changes to the sketches themselves to suit your own needs; but please be sure to save them under different filenames so you don't confuse them with the original sketches. The activities' notes and sketches are Copyright 2003 KCP Technologies. All other rights reserved.Discover 12 Spots to Enjoy the Fall Colours in Gatineau ParkDiscover 12 Spots to Enjoy the Fall Colours in Gatineau Park Gatineau Park is full of unique and fascinating places to view the magnificent fall colours. Of course, there are several “must-see” spots, such as the lookouts, parkways and Pink Lake. But the Park also has many hidden gems that are worth checking out, and where the leaves are just as beautiful.. So why not explore a different part of the Park and make some new discoveries!
The Math Forum - Ask Dr. MathAsk Dr. Math® Thank you for your interest in Ask Dr. Math. We are no longer accepting new questions for this service.Teacher Portal - Sumdog's free maths gamesSumdog > Sumdog's features > Games Sumdog's maths games are all free to play, whether you're at home or in school. (Why are they free?). Most of Sumdog's games are multiplayer - which means you can choose to play against other Sumdog users around the world. Although the games are all different, they all have one thing in common: you need to answer maths questions to make progress. Each game can be used to practise any of Sumdog's topics - so you never need to be bored while practising your maths!
Marilyn Burns: 10 Big Math IdeasEveryone's favorite math guru shares the top 10 ways you can enhance your students' math learning, test scores, and skills Several years ago, Michael, one of my third graders, wrote this in his journal: "I never used to look forward to math. All we did was add and subtract. Now I like it more. We work together in class, and we still learn math but in a better way."Homeschool World - Articles - Arithmetic Fluency: Some Ideas for Achieving It - Practical Homeschooling MagazineAside from teaching reading, the most frequent curriculum concern for many homeschoolers lies in teaching math. Like other skills, competent math skills require a solid foundation. The foundation for fluent math skills begins with counting skills. We have all seen children who struggle with math problems. Some parents explain it as "not having an aptitude for math."