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Can You Find Mapman?

Mapman winnng map (Rose Ni)If you need to find a location on the map, how do you look for it? Chances are that you type whatever you are looking for into your favorite search engine and find not only the location, but also nearby points of interest, the quickest directions to get there, and a photo of what the street looks like. But what if someone handed you a good old-fashioned paper map and some coordinates?

Each year, Junior Scholastic’s cartographer, Jim McMahon, issues a map challenge to his readers: using a provided map and a set of clues, students have to identify the mystery country where the Mapman visited and submit a creative hand-drawn map of the location once they figure it out! The clues can be anything from identifying longitude and latitude coordinates to following rivers and locating capital cities until the mystery country is revealed. Continue reading Can You Find Mapman?

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#MathPics Winners: A box of lollipops,area and perimeter and a parabola

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This is a pic of a fence that’s also a catenary curve!

In celebration of the much anticipated launch of MATH 180, we encouraged you to join our #MathPics photo contest for some math-focused fun and a chance to win some prizes!

We had so much fun seeing your #MathPics and we encourage you to continue to spot math in the world around you! (We know we will!)

This week concludes the #MathPics contest, here are your final winners: Continue reading #MathPics Winners: A box of lollipops,area and perimeter and a parabola

#MathPics winners for week 3 AND one more chance to win!

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A symmetrical vegetable!

In celebration of the much anticipated launch of MATH 180, we encouraged you to join our #MathPics photo contest for some math-focused fun and a chance to win some prizes!

Here are this week’s winners:

1.) One of the most common forms of math in the world: coupons!

2.)Cars and math! 31MPG, 305HP, V6.

3.) Parallel lined on the handicap crossing.

Don’t worry if you haven’t entered yet, you still have ONE more week left to enter for a chance to win some cool prizes! When you see examples of math in the world around you any time between now and May 12, snap a photo and post it to Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #MathPics. Continue reading #MathPics winners for week 3 AND one more chance to win!

#MathPics winners for week 1 AND more chances to win!

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A water fountain is an example of a parabola

In celebration of the much anticipated launch of MATH 180, we encouraged you to join our #MathPics photo contest for some math-focused fun and a chance to win some prizes!

Without further ado, here are this week’s winners:

1.) Here is a great example of sine waves versus linear models

2.)Whether its calculating speed or designing the angles, roller coasters use a lot of math!

3.) If  one scoop = 2 oz formula, how many scoops do you need to make 24oz?

Don’t worry if you haven’t entered yet, you still have three more weeks left to enter for a chance to win some cool prizes! When you see examples of math in the world around you any time between now and May 12, snap a photo and post it to Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #MathPics. Continue reading #MathPics winners for week 1 AND more chances to win!

Math and reading programs for the Common Core AND a contest!

untitledToday we are excited to announce the release of six breakthrough programs built for the Common Core. And if that wasn’t enough, we are also announcing a new contest to celebrate our newest math program and to give you chance to win some pretty cool prizes!

From math to foundational reading, we have brought together leading cognitive scientists and instructional experts to help teachers and students meet the high demands of the CCSS. Continue reading Math and reading programs for the Common Core AND a contest!

Vote for Scholastic Parent & Child in the SheKnows Parenting Awards!

Here’s Megan Hess, Parent & Child’s digital editor, with some exciting news to share! Thanks, Megan.

We’re excited to announce that Scholastic Parent & Child magazine is a finalist for best parenting magazine in the 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards! The awards recognize parenting products based on functionality, quality, safety, and convenience, ranging from baby gear to eco-toys to tween favorites.

The winners fully depend on the number of online votes, so each one counts. Voting closes on Wednesday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you’d like to help, you can do so in a variety of ways:

  • The one-click wonder: Click here now and select “vote” under Scholastic Parent & Child. It’s the magazine on the far right under “Parenting Magazines.” That’s our August/September cover, which highlights the 25 Coolest Schools in America. (If you haven’t checked out the list, please do so — it’s quite a read!)
  • The voting all-star: Bookmark this link and come back to vote every day until Halloween. A simple click is all it takes.
  • Spread the word about voting for P&C. Tweet using #SKParentingAwards, @SheKnows, and @PARENTandCHILD. Here’s the shortened URL: http://bit.ly/Q1oN1d.

If you’re not familiar with Scholastic Parent & Child, do some exploring on Scholastic.com/parentandchild. Plus, even more ways to connect with Scholastic Parent & Child:

  • Follow us on Twitter @PARENTandCHILD
  • Become a fan of Scholastic Parents on Facebook
  • Download our free iPad app, updated biweekly with exclusive celebrity parent interviews, healthy living tips, and family-friendly recipes

Winners will be announced on November 5 on SheKnows.com. We’ll keep you posted!

 

 

 

It only takes a little to be BIG!

The 2012 winners of the BE BIG Contest!

Today’s guest post is by Lisa Cummins from Scholastic Media. She’s here to announce the winners from this year’s ”2012 Clifford The Big Red Dog BE BIG In Your Community Contest!”   If you want to learn more about BE BIG or see how past winners have made a difference in their communities, check out some of our previous blog posts.

This year, the Be Big In Your Community Contest had more than 800 BIG entries from more than 20,000 kids, parents, teachers and community leaders across the country. These great ideas ranged from writing kids-based school newspapers and creating ‘Teen Clubs’ to educate and support young teens with Down syndrome to hosting ‘Military Culture Camps’ to provide support for military families — and many more!

The grand prize BIG Idea was for Special Needs Athletic Programs (SNAP) which helps improve the lives of children who suffer from autism and other disabilities. Sixteen-year-old Zachary Certner from New Jersey created SNAP five years ago to improve the physical abilities, communication skills, and self-esteem of special needs children through athletic and social programming. The program started as one basic sports clinic and has now expanded to include art, music, tae kwon do, yoga, golf and swimming lessons. The best part about SNAP is its “kids helping kids” approach…now what’s BIGGER than that?

Continue reading It only takes a little to be BIG!