Sewells Point Elementary School
Math Month Glyphs - "Take Time For Math"


How to make glyphs

Feel free to use as many of these details on your wrist watches as you think your students can deal with.

Strap edges = age
straight = 8
wavy = 9
jagged = 10
toothed = over 10

Strap color = hair color

Holes in strap = number in family

Face shape = favorite subject
round = math
triangular = social studies
trapezoidal = science
rectangular = communication skills

Face color = house pets
green = fish
purple = birds
red = dogs
blue = cats
orange = hamsters
yellow = no pets
white = other pets

Hands = birthdate
hour hand = month
minute hand = day
(for example, June 4th would be 6:04)

Hand colors = eye color

Numerals= gender
(you may want to give primary students a model to copy)
Arabic (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...) = male
Roman (I, II, III, IV, V, ...) = female

Students should choose the watch face that fits their favorite subject choice. When they cut the strap out they should select the edge that corresponds with their age. They can use crayons to color the watch according to the directions, then use glue or tape to attach the face to the strap.

SPES Math Month Web Site


Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics to recognize the importance of mathematics through written materials and an accompanying poster that highlight mathematical developments and applications in a particular area.