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Watershed Coalition: Family Math Night scores high

posted Feb 25, 2020, 11:11 AM by Christine Guerette

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:15am

Students and parents having fun with math. (Photo courtesy Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition)
Kids teaching kids. (Photo courtesy Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition)
Kids teaching kids. (Photo courtesy Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition)

BELFAST — More than one hundred RSU 71 elementary students and their parents to gathered February 11, at Troy Howard Middle School, in Belfast, to eat pizza and play math games at various stations during Family Math Night.

“Thirty pizzas from Alexia’s quickly disappeared before the games began,” said Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, in a news release.

By the end of the evening, feedback from parents was that they wanted to keep playing math games with their families.

Game stations were run by 18 mentors from the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and ranged from counting games and board games for kindergartners to “Let’s Build a House,” and solving probability and logic puzzles for 4th and 5th graders.

Students learned how to estimate costs, add money, figure areas, toss balls and bean bags for statistics, manipulate geometric puzzles, and play Mancala and Cribbage.

The evening finished with a contest between different schools to solve the Lines-and-Dots problem on the stage.

At Family Math Night, parents and students take away game plans to keep playing at home. Each student takes home a math journal for keeping track of games.

The next Math Night will be on April 15.

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