Thursday February 08, 2018
RMCS Family Math Night The Rick Marcotte Central School (RMCS) gymnasium was full January 19 with over 70 families who came out to attend the school’s third annual Count Me In - Family Math Night. A free event sponsored by the RMCS PTO, Family Math Night features kids playing many different math related games. The event brings families and community together, while celebrating math in fun and creative ways. RMCS parent Scott Baker said, “My second grader and kindergartener had a blast, and it was a wonderful community event,”
Family Math Night was developed by South Burlington resident and parent, Sandy Flemer, with a goal of helping kids see that math can be fun. January’s event had over a dozen tables for children to visit, with games at each table for all grade levels. The games included building a Lego marble maze, Minecraft symmetry, graphing, chess, and estimation. One of the highlights was a table where children sorted conversation hearts and practiced their graphing skills. Another table focused on playing the card game 21. There was also plenty of activity around the “store,” where children could spend their “Math Bucks”. Each participant was given a Math Buck to spend at the event and all families went home with a free bag of dice games for all ages.
SOURCE: Abigail Crocker, RMCS PTO