Resource: Free "Math Night" Activities http://orion.math.iastate.edu/mathnight/activities/modules/
Provider: National Science Foundation
Summary: What's Math Night? It's a fun event, supported by the National Science Foundation, that was created for kids in elementary school and their parents.
Description: On Math Night, kids and their parents see math displays and participate in activities that may include math problems to solve or math-based crafts to make and take home. Families compete in math games, and work in teams to solve math problems. The ideas and resources for the math displays, crafts, and games are all archived in the "Math Night Modules" located at this website. You can print them out and use them to enjoy fun math projects at home.
When you get to the site just click on any item on the icon menu that includes:
Wrapping Paper Symmetry
Math is a Piece of Pi
Bridges of Koenigsberg
Algorithms, Braids, and Kolam Figures
Secret (and not so secret) Codes
Construction by Instruction
Mathematics of Music
Methods of Multiplication
The Slide Rule
Cake Walk Math
Make a Mountain Out of a Map
Math 'N Music Notes
You Can Count On It!
A new page opens displaying a trifold about that activity. Use the menu at the top of the screen to learn about the module and access the printable materials you'll need.
Want to try other activities? Look on the menu on the left side of the screen to access some "Pencil and Paper Games" as well as the rules for playing "Math Jeopardy."