Math + Crafts + Games + Food = Fun

Simmons Elementary School first- and second-graders tested their fraction, measuring and word problem-solving skills during a Math Camp on Thursday.

Who wouldn't like to eat S'mores for breakfast?

first- and second-graders gladly accepted the task Thursday while learning fractions as part of a fun, yet educational Math Camp. The camp, which first-grade teacher Karen Ehling said originated six years ago as a culminating, year-end project shared between 45 students in the two grades, featured eight stations where kids used their math skills to play bingo, craft word problem sticker stories, measure out trail mix and identify two- and three-dimensional shapes. 

"It's just sort of a nice way to end the year," said Ehling, checking her timer every so often to alert students to switch to the next station. "It's really just a fun way to do math."

Normally, the school's Math Camp is held at the Jarrett Nature Center, but this morning's rain forced festivities inside. 




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