mathfes·ti·val/maTH/  /ˈfestəvəl/  

The abstract science of number, quantity, and space - made tangible, accessible and fun for all members of a school community by way of a celebratory event.


Do you want  Math Festivals at  your school?

 Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Students,

any and all can put on a math festival!

*PD units available for teachers who:

  • organize a math festival at their site or
  • develop a math games unit to use with their students

If you have any questions about

  • organizing Math Festivals, 
  • using math games in your classroom , 
  • earning PD units for work abround math games, 

or if you find that anything on this site needs attention

PLEASE email me; Judith Montgomery,  

MBAMP Program Director, judithm@ucsc.edu

Check out this video of what a math festival can look like.  This video was made by the California Mathematics Council.  

Check out the slide show abut Math Festivals. SHOW

MATH GAMES FOR THE CLASSROOM OR FESTIVAL

If you are using the contents of the MBAMP web site to plan a Math Festival or use math games in your classroom please help MBAMP by filling out this USING MATH GAMES SURVEY .

 

 

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Math Games In your Classroom and at your  School:

In the class:


The teacher sets up the game so:
1. Play can be teacher -vs- class (PLEASE email me if you want to see lesson plans for playing math games with your class. judithm@ucsc.edu)


2. Play can be students-vs- students
3. Play can be invited guests -vs- students


School site:


Math Fair Hosts can be students, teachers or parent volunteers.

SLIDE SHOW

 

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:


1. Look at the list of math games
2. Choose the games for the fair
3. Form teams to present each game.
4. Create presentation boards for each game
5. Choose a date, time & place
6. Invite the participants
7. Enjoy!

HOW TO DECIDE WHO SHOULD HOST YOUR MATH FAIR

Students:

Students can:

  • host a math fair for their peers,
  • invite a guest class of the same grade level or a different grade level,
  • set up a fair in the gym and have the entire school cycle through all day long,
  • Invite the entire school community to an evening event.

A math fair designed for a lower grade level is a great way to re-engage students with their math skills.

Students can also host a fair for their families.

It is a different way to help students feel like they can be successful mathematically.

Teachers:

An interesting environment for teachers / students interaction.

It is a nice activity for an evening event with students and parents.

Parent volunteers:


Parents hosting a math fair helps building a school community.