Spotted: Kids having fun at family math night

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on January 27, 2012

Family Math Night at Laurel School

Laurel School parent Laura Hamilton – and professional photographer – sent in some photos from last evening’s Family Math Night held at the school as part of Week of the Family. Students and their families participated in math games. Parents could also see firsthand what children are learning from the “Everyday Mathematics” curriculum. We selected the photo with the most geometric patterns!


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Kate Nonesuch January 28, 2012 at 10:51 am

Here’s a recipe for fun with math:
When you want to give a gift of money, here’s an offer a kid can’t refuse:
“I’ll put a penny in a jar. The next day, I’ll double it and put 2 pennies into the jar. The next day, I’ll double that and put in 4 pennies, and so on, every day for a week. At the end of the week, you can have all the money in the jar, or I’ll give you a dollar instead. Your choice.”
(If I want to give about $10.00, I offer to double for 10 days, and say that I will buy the jar back for $8.00.)
This idea comes from Family Math Fun! available free at
Funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, HRSDC.


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