HOST AN EARLY MATH FESTIVAL
A thoughtfully designed math festival shows that math is fun, engaging, and enjoyable plus it provides opportunities to partner with parents, guardians, and the community in creating enthusiasm for mathematics. It’s also a great opportunity to share with parents and administrators what their children are learning about math.
Increasing awareness of the importance of early math, encouraging children’s appreciation of math, and fostering mathematical learning and exploration – these are all benefits of hosting an Early Math Festival.
The Early Math Project believes there are compelling reasons to host early math festivals. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students who are encouraged to engage in frequent mathematical experiences and explorations develop confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics. They learn at an early age that everybody has the innate ability to excel in math. Children who are encouraged to explore mathematical ideas and concepts become more persistent learners who seek out new challenges. A solid early math foundation helps children develop critical attributes such as imagination, flexibility, curiosity, inventiveness, and persistence.
EMP Math Festival Handbook - suggestions and considerations for hosting your own math festival
2017 Early Math Symposium - Math Festival Materials
Build It Clues
Math Games and Challenges
Pattern Block Activities
Tin Foil Boats
Which One Doesn't Belong
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Make a Shape
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