Math for President’s Day

Share these fun math facts about our Presidents with your students.

Mount Rushmore

  1. The four Presidents featured on Mount Rushmore are often considered our greatest. What were their total years in office?

  George Washington, 1789-1797 (8 years)

  Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809  (8 years)

Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 (4 years)

Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 (8 years)

2.  The youngest person to enter the office of the Presidency was Theodore Roosevelt (43 years old).   At 70 years old, Donald Trump is the oldest person to become President of the United States.

How many years separate these two?  What is the mean age of a President?

3.  There have been 14 Presidents from the Democratic Party 19 from the Republican Party. What percentage have been Democrats?  What percentage Republicans?

Extra Credit:  Determine the proper percentages for all parties.

Federalist Party  2

Whig Party  5

Democratic-Republican Party 4

Union 1

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