In a story where numbers are the main attraction, it seems appropriate to begin with one staggering figure: 400. That is the final tally of participants who attended the Loveland ElementarySchool (LES) Family Math Night Thursday, Oct. 25.
“The turnout really speaks to the excitement family members have when presented with the opportunity to participate in an educational activity with their children,” said Jennifer Forren, LES principal. “This program is a lesson to us all that learning is not limited to the classroom; we are partners in the success of our children.”
Family Math Night is a component of Investigations in Number, Data, and Space – an innovative math program for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. The research-based,child-centered approach teaches math through engaging activities, discussion and problem solving. The Loveland school district implemented this learning method seven years ago.
Teachers designed Thursday’s FamilyMath Night for first through fourth graders. There were 22 teachers availableto guide families through games designed to teach mathematical application,problem solving and communication skills.
“When you have innovation ineducation and dedicated teachers coupled with excited parents and students – itis a formula that adds up to success,” said Forren. “We - 100 percent – had ablast.”
A big Tiger thanks to JaneMiller, LES building coordinator, and Kevin Rodriquez, fourth-grade teacher,for organizing the event!