Dobbins Elementary second- and fourth-graders and their families enjoyed an evening of fun and math problem solving on March 15. The event was a collaboration between PTO volunteers headed by Carla Bobbey and Nichole Burnbrier, school Principal Cheryl Borovitcky, and PSHS student volunteers.
Throughout the evening, each family rotated through six math centers which focused on a specific math concept including: time, money, geometry, measurement, and math calculation. Refreshments were included with a game of math Bingo or calculator problem solving.
Fourth-grade student, Adam Rumble said,"I really liked doing the game Hurkle with my dad."
Jackie Marantis, her daughter Mia, Chris Eich, and John Masucci and his daughter Sydney enjoy a little math fun at Dobbins last week during the Family Math Fun Night.
Fourth-grader Dante Parente stated, "My dad helped me measure at the Perfect People center. It was really fun."
Second-grader Lauren Engle said, "My favorite activity was Tangrams. My mom helped me move the pieces around."
Joey Iberis, grade two, commented, "I liked having my dad at school with me. We got Double Bingo telling time."
Prizes were randomly awarded between each activity. The grand prize was the Estimation Jar full of jelly beans that went to the student whose estimate was closest to the actual total. Students took home prepared folders with other fun ideas for math practice.
Borovitcky, commented on the evening, "Family Math Night continues to be a great way for our parents and children to practice basic math skills in creative ways. I am so happy to see the support of our PTO and Dobbins families for this annual event."