NORTH COLLINS - Measuring Up Math Night at the North Collins Elementary School really measured up. The cafetorium was bustling with students, teachers, families and friends all computing, calculating and thinking mathematically. There were games and activities for all ages PK-6th grade. As the students entered into the building, their ticket in the door was to get measured up (height), charted and placed on a line plot that is now on display for students to use to answer morning announcement questions.
With about 130 people in attendance, the crowd split to make way for a flash mob of dancers. The dancers performed a math dance and song to reinforce and teach the order of operations. Many of you may know it as PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction). People of all ages were getting down with math.
All students participating in math night had the opportunity to win math prizes by answering measurement questions appropriate for their grade level and the new CCLS (Common Core Learning Standards). A special thanks goes out to Lisa Sager, teacher and event coordinator. The North Collins Elementary School PTA provided the math prizes and refreshments.