Okay, it’s true: the Mayflower is generally a social studies topic, not a maths one. But if you’ve got an elementary school maths maven, we think the historical record also contains some great opportunities for number practise!
Here’s an activity to pull out for Thanksgiving, as everyone talks about the history of the holiday. You’ll notice that some questions are much easier than others, and that’s on purpose. We think that older elementary school students should be able to handle the whole thing; but younger kids may also be able to do parts (and feel very proud of themselves in the process!). Of course, parents, you’re also welcome to “hop on board” as well!