This Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Made Up Math activity & project also includes:
Is there a way to connect creative thinking, logical reasoning, mathematical understanding, and humor? You bet there is! Kids begin by creating creative math quizzes, which require creative thinking to solve. For example, 1+1=24, one equals a dozen so 24 would be the answer. Then they each write a creative story that revolves around a math lesson, which can acutally be taught. The stories are compiled and presented to younger students. The activity culminates in a reflective survey and a discussion on the effectivness of creative thinking being used to augment regular math instruction.