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    Family Math Night
    By misslisa5730

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    I am the Math Coordinator for our school, and last year we had a successful family math night. I contacted the Math coordinator for the district and had her come and start the evening off as a guest speaker. She talked about the new math program our district has adopted and answered any questions our parents had about it.
    After the speaker, parents were invited to visit several classrooms where teachers had set up math experiences: a math bingo room, math logic game room, two rooms dedicated to books available that were math related (one room had math related fiction books, and the other had math tutorial books for students and parents), and we had our computer lab opened so parents could view the math related software students used in school.

    In the hallways, I had recruited many eager 6th graders who were set up with small tables and were teaching parents how to play the math games that are part of our new math program. Most of the games used either a regular deck of playing cards or a pair of dice. I had begged local businesses for cards and dice, and was able to give each family that came to the event a package that contained a book listing all the games with directions, a new deck of cards, and a pair of dice.

    To end the night, our PTA set up an ice cream sundae bar and everyone who visited all the rooms (they recieved stamps on their hands in each room to show they'd been there) got a free sundae as a thank you for attending.

    The evening was a great success and we are planning more of them for this year!

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