In Bracelets for Bina’s Brothers, celebrate diversity, math, and the loving bond among siblings!
For the Hindu holiday of Raksha Bandhan, Bina is determined to make beaded bracelets for her brothers all by herself. She finds out which colors her brothers like and dislike and sets to work. Working with her every-other-one beading pattern causes Bina to discover something new about patterns–and her brothers!
Raksha Bandhan is an Indian holiday celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. It falls on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana and usually occurs in August. Sisters tie bracelets, or rakhi, on their brothers’ wrists to protect them, and brothers give sisters small gifts in return. The exchange symbolizes how siblings will always love each other.
Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
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