- Reading List: EPIC Nevada
- Math: Vegas Baby! O.K. we do not want you teaching your children to gamble, but card games are a wonderful way to explore math. The tradition game of Black Jack is a counting game to the number 21. Try a child friendly version of counting cards.
Math Games Using Playing Cards
Remove all face cards from the deck. Deal 12 cards face up. The players take turns finding different combinations that add up to 10. When all possibilities are exhausted, more cards are dealt for another total of 12 each.
Advanced students can make 10 with multiplication facts, using 3 addends, or division.
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- Science: One of my favorite things to do in Las Vegas is go to magic shows. The Discovery Kids Museum of Las Vegas has some great online magic videos. Watch this short little online magic trick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZotabm8UI&feature=youtu.be
4. Writing: Area 51
Do you believe in aliens? Imagine if they were real? What would your story be if you met an alien? Use Area 51 and aliens as your writing prompt. Write a short story and submit it to Miss Sherry [email protected]
5. History: Nevada’s nickname is the Silver State. Watch this quick little video to learn why.
6. Art: Seven Magic Mountains:
When we visit Las Vegas, Nevada we try to make a stop at 7 Magic Mountains.
Build your own rock art display. You can make a mountain or just paint a rock. Come to the Library and find some of the painted rocks hidden around the Library.
7. Book Pick: Percy Jackson
I know it seems like a crazy pick for Nevada. Percy Jackson hits several places in the United States, one is the Lotus Casino in Las Vegas
“The Lotus Hotel and Casino is likely derived from the myth of the Lotus Tree. In the myth, there was a tribe called the Lotus-eaters, who were addicted to the fruit of the tree. When Odysseus encountered this tribe during one of his travels, some of his men tasted the fruit and never wanted to leave. Odysseus solved this problem by binding them and dragging them back.”