On an unseasonably warm Thursday in February, Princeton Academy families gathered in the MACC for a night of math games. Lower School teachers organized myriad activities for families to engage and learn all while having a lot of fun!
The event was built to invite parents to step into their son's academic world and share laughter while engaging in math. "One important component of our math curriculum here is math games," states Instructional Coach Peggy Feuerstein. She adds, "These games are specifically selected to support curriculum topics and reinforce skills. We all know that boys learn best by doing and playing."
Each grade had a center set up with games ready to play that emphasized counting, problem-solving, fractions, estimating and coding among many more topics. Beebots were available for all ages to play and explore early programming and coding.
On display in the MACC during the LS Family Math Game Night was an installation of "Math is Art" - projects born out of a collaboration between lead classroom teachers and Classroom Teaching Specialist Maggie Rose. Ms. Rose teaches art and making in LS. The art projects included a study of patterns, creative number sentences and abacus construction.
Educational research supports family game nights and notes that parental attitudes about math are reflected by their children. At Princeton Academy the partnership between teachers, students and parents is honored. Parental involvement in LS activities, including playing games that strengthen skills, lead to academic success.
Enjoy the album of pictures from the night below: