|Yahtzee was one of the many popular board|
games at Math Night.
Students and family members came with big smiles ready to play games with each other, teachers, leaders, and friends. The room was a busy hive of happy mathematical thinking. Also, every fifteen minutes or so the curriculum director stopped the crowd and announced a vocabulary-rich math problem. If a student's name tag number matched the problem solution, he/she won a small prize. That added more mathematical thinking and some excitement to the event as well.
I spent most of the night playing a favorite childhood game, Yahtzee, with one of my students and his dad. We talked a lot about math strategy and had fun playing the game.
The event was well timed for young children and busy teachers since there was a 6pm start time and 7:30 end. At first I was a little reluctant to get involved given that it's a busy time in the school year, but in the end I found myself looking forward to next year's Math Night as it was a terrific opportunity to enjoy math with students and their families. Thanks to the team who sponsored this wonderful event!