Kids + math= Excitement


Tribune Staff Reports

The first Family Math Night was conducted Jan. 22 at Seymour Middle School Sixth Grade Center.

The event took place in the gym, cafeteria and commons area.

Math activities for students from kindergarten through sixth grade and their families included a pi walk, a problem trail, math board games, card and dice games, logic puzzles and math storytime.

The event was organized by math teachers with the purpose of getting students excited about math, according to a news release.

Seymour High School National Honor Society students volunteered to help along with students from members of the sixth-grade Math Club.

Sixth-grade students were encouraged to include younger siblings in the games and activities.

“Math is cool!” was the message conveyed to younger participants through the student volunteers.

The second goal was to give parents an opportunity to be involved with their children in a positive, relaxed setting.

The hands-on activities were designed to promote social interaction.

More than 100 people attended the event.

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