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    Math Night
    By Amanda K

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    Once a year, the whole school does a Math Night wherein each teacher sets up a grade-level math project in his/her classroom. The topics of the projects are given to the parents, and the parents pick three that they want to attend, and rotate among their choices in a block schedule. It runs from about 6:30 to 8. We set it up so that the students are competing against their parents in the projects. For example, I found one of those pattern block books with designs that the students use as puzzles with the pattern blocks. I had a tough one for the adults and an easier one for the kids, and they raced each other to see who could finish first. The projects grew more complicated through the grade levels, of course.

    Before the rotations start, everyone meets in the cafeteria, where there is a jar full of jellybeans for an estimation contest. Math Night is a big hit with our families.

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