In preparation for the visit, PPS students read Joan Holub’s Zero the Hero, a story that describes the power of zero in mathematics. The day of the school-wide celebration, Superintendent Larry Waters arrived as the storybook superhero to visit each class and work with the students to count to one hundred by ones, fives, and tens.
Students in Mrs. Hooper’s class also worked to collect one hundred nonperishable food items to support Colchester Community Food Shelf in time for the celebration—and they collected a grand total of 233!
Strategies like these to invigorate our students from an early age about the study of math are important; math skills are growing increasingly critical in a wide variety of careers.
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