A Real Math-A-Palooza

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Channeling the hype of the famed Lollapalooza music festival, Waverly Park students put together a musically-themed math extravaganza called Math-A-Palooza on May 19.

The event was engineered by fourth and fifth-graders, who worked cooperatively to create age-appropriate interactive math games for the first, second and third graders to play. Students were tasked with coming up with a creative title, creating the rules and building the game. On the day of the event, the older students were in charge of explaining rules, supervising activities and awarding prize tickets for their game.

Participants rotated to various stations, earning tickets for successfully completing musically oriented math games such as the Rock Shop, Rockin’ Rollin’ Marbles, Rocking Jeopardy, Wheel of Math, Rock n Match and Rock, Add and Subtract. At the end of the day, participants were able to use their tickets for chances to win auction prizes.

“The older students put an amazing amount of energy into creating inventive games, which they presented in a way that kept the younger students engaged and excited about math,” said Principal Lucille McAssey.