Every four years we have a leap year. Well…almost! 2012 is a leap year and any year that is divisible by four evenly is a leap year, except every hundred years. For example 1900 wasn’t a leap year and neither was 1800. To make things more complicated though, if the year is divisible by 400, [...]
Ignore the look of the web site, there’s some great ideas for teaching about calendars here.
When does 14 come after 2? In 1752, the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar. In the British Empire that year, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14. Calendars, while not immediately a theme one would consider, contain lots of elements that can be used in lots of different lessons. Most obviously calendars fall [...]