Northeast Elementary Students Enjoy Jungle-Themed Math Night
- January 28, 2011
Teacher Vanessa Powers (left) helps student Morgan Miller with a math game involving cards during Northeast Elementary School’s Jungle Night.
Northeast Elementary School’s annual Math Night, which was held January 19, had a jungle theme this year. Teachers volunteered to prepare booths of fun math games and activities for students to participate in with their parents and siblings at “Jungle Night.”
The names of students completing all activities during Math Night were placed in a drawing for prizes announced the next day over the school intercom. Hands-on math activities included building 3-D figures using gumdrops and toothpicks, using dominoes to compare numbers and determine greater than vs. less than, solving addition and multiplication facts by combining rolled number cubes and calculating elapsed time.
At each booth, students collected an “animal” after completing the activity. After students had collected seven animals, they were admitted to the alligator-protected “jungle” in the Art Room, where they had the chance to earn a Free Dress Day Pass by solving one more mathematical problem. The event gave the families an opportunity to have some fun with students by participating in engaging educational activities. Students were able to take home all the math products they created so they could continue to explore these concepts at home.
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