West End Hosts a Magical Night of Math

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Approximately 115 West End Elementary School students and their families gathered in the school’s gymnasium for West End’s annual Family Math Night on March 12. Principal Dr. Cindy Lee warmly greeted guests, including board of education members, as they prepared to take their math skills to new heights with engaging games and activities. 

Facilitated by the teachers in the school’s Math Night committee, Family Math Night has been an anticipated event at West End for the past five years. This year’s theme, “Math is Magical,” was evident in the form of balloons, unicorn decorations and photo booth props. Each student received a packet as they entered the gymnasium which they used at each of the math stations.  

The teachers planned the math activities for the evening and ran the stations for the different grade levels. Students and their family members worked together on math activities such as a dollar dice counting game, math beanbag toss, creating a magical mixture (slime) and more. Students practiced their problem-solving skills while having fun with their loved ones and fellow peers.  

“The teachers enjoy creating problem-solving activities and science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics activities that encourage the students to collaborate with their peers and families,” said math lab teacher Chelsea Jaret. “This event encourages students to apply what they have learned in school. The teachers enjoy participating in the games and watching the students learn new math concepts!”