Do you know the story of Snowflake Bentley? A farmer from Jericho, Vermont, he became the expert on snowflakes. I grew up knowing about him, because I grew up in the Jericho area myself. When I first saw this book a few years ago I knew I had to get it.
This week I was able to use this book in our math class as we explored patterns in multiplying with a factor of 6. Because of the work of Wilson Bentley, we know that most snowflakes have 6 branches. So, we wrote story problems about snowflakes!
If you don't have this book, may I recommend a youtube video of the story found here.