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Shake, Rattle, and Roll! UMS Hosts Successful Family Math Night Event

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.
—Dean Schlicter

On Thursday, March 22, thirteen Union Memorial School students and their families gathered together to enjoy pizza and Goldfish crackers and to learn math games using cards and dice. Participants then took home the game packets—along with the dice and decks of cards—for additional fun and engaging ways to help reinforce their math skills.

The event was sponsored by UMS’s Title I program. (If you missed our August 19 CSD Spotlight primer about Title I, you may read it here.)

Math is arguably one of the most widely used subjects in the world, both in professional and in personal practice—even everyday cooking, grocery shopping, and banking require math skills. Furthermore, studying mathematical applications aids in developing reasoning skills and helps students learn to organize a variety of complex tasks or situations into clear, simple, and logical steps.

Cultivating math skills also bolsters students’ ability to identify and analyze patterns, and it enhances logic and critical-thinking skills.

If you would like more information about UMS’s family math night, please e-mail UMS’s Lynn Mazza.

Many thanks to everyone who participated! Remember that UMS’s calendar of events can be found on the school’s website, and Colchester School District posts a district-wide calendar of events, as well!

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