Sunday, March 16, 2014

Math Night with The Human Calculator!

Our school math night was Thursday and it was a huge success!  I even got The Human Calculator, Scott Flansburg, to come!

Before I get into more details about The Human Calculator, I would tell about the rest of the night.  When the students arrived, they received a hole punch card.  They needed to get 6 hole punches in order to get a prize at the end of the night (a pair of dice with directions to a math game to play at home)!  There were a total of 10 different stations that the students could visit, so getting 6 punches was no problem.

Our stations included 3 high school run groups about technology and math, a robotics team, computer activities in the computer lab, and one station on each different math strand (geometry, fractions, measurement, numbers in base ten, and operations) run by the teachers.  Here are some pics of the activities that were taking place:



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We also incorporated an art gallery into the night.  Our art teacher worked hard to put up art work from each student and beautify our hallways!



 Now, for the best part!  To conclude the night, we had all families gather into the multi-purpose room.  With a little persistence, I got confirmation that The Human Calculator would be joining us.  He gave a wonderfully engaging presentation and lit everyone's Maths brains on fire!  

You can check out The Human Calculator  here on Oprah!

 He even asked me to push the calculator buttons for him!  

Thank you to Lisa from It's the little things for these last pics!

What a wonderful night it was!  Now, I'd love to hear about your school's math night.  I need to start collecting ideas for next year!  I don't know how we are going to beat this night!?!

2 comments:

  1. Michelle, this was the best academic night ever!

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  2. Hi Michelle,

    Could you please share your punch card and dice game sheet? We're in the process of planning our family math night. Thank you for the great ideas!

    trjones24@gmail.com

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