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Family Math Night Adds Up To Success

Manorhaven Elementary School’s Math Night last Tuesday added up to success as it drew in a large number of people.  Teachers and parents of the school generously opened the gymnasium doors after hours to invite students back in for math games, raffle prizes and a bake sale.

Manorhaven Principal, Bonni Cohen said, “The positive energy in the room was incredible. We had a tremendous turnout by both Manorhaven families and teacher volunteers.  The event was a perfect opportunity for parents and children to spend time together learning and having fun.”  

The night was centered on having students use math in a fun, interactive way.  A variety of games and challenges were set up based on grade.  One game was called “Fact Fishing” led by second grade teacher Lorraine Bellmann. Children had to use pretend fishing rods (with magnets attached) to fish for the sum or product of the facts written on the cards. Another station was a guessing or estimation game where kids had to guess the number of objects in a jar. The guess closest to the correct number won a prize the next school day.  Another area was a Hula-Hoop timing contest between kids and parents to see who could spin the longest.