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Sunday, October 23, 2011

MATHFEST!!

For the 6th year in a row, Explorations in Math is bringing MathFest to Seattle!


What: MathFest – A city-wide celebration of elementary students and mathematics


When:  November 3, 2011  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Where: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98118


Bring your family to experience Math like you’ve never seen it before!


Explorations in Math is hosting its 5th Seattle MathFest, that brings together over 1,000 elementary-age students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members to help kids build confidence in and enthusiasm for math through interactive games in a carnival-like setting. Come experience squeals of delight, high-fives and a chorus of cheers as you work your way through 21 stations to play math with your family!


Explorations in Math is working to counteract the negative culture that has been built around mathematics early in life. Through their programs, they work to change beliefs, behaviors and attitudes to build a strong foundation in math in the lives of children in the Seattle area.


MathFest is the only event of its kind that provides elementary school students, parents, teachers and the community with hands-on opportunities to explore and celebrate math achievements in a festive setting.


The free event is open to participants in Explorations in Math’s partner schools, community programs and to the public.


Interested in volunteering at the event? It takes over 100 volunteers to host MathFest and slots are still open! To register or volunteer, visit: http://explorationsinmath.org/programs/mathfest/ or contact Explorations in Math at 206-325-0774

2 comments:

dan dempsey said...

Super .. Hooray for MathFest !!!

Along the lines of better math results, Cliff Mass made a recommendation in his blog on Saturday.

Transforming the Seattle Public Schools


Folks, teachers don't change demographics and they are crippled when forced to use weak textbooks and curricula as in Seattle.

Christina said...

Thanks for advertising the MathFest. Even though this is our fifth year in Seattle Public Schools, I'd not noticed event advertisements before. Its promotional video of 2009 MathFest footage makes me determined to take my 4th grader there.