Family Math Expo 2014

I took my boys to the first Family Math Expo this morning at Stafford High School.   It was wonderful event presented by the Math Specialist throughout the county.

Teachers and PTA volunteers from elementary and middle schools throughout the county presented games and activities related to math and science.  It was a great learning environment for the kids.

I bumped into Dr. Chris Quinn (Assistant Superintendent for Instruction) at the expo.  He said they were concerned about 1507840_757674020926620_1588380001_n.jpgturnout for the event.  I was happy to see they didn’t have much to be concerned about.  Turnout was strong.   It was a good first year for the expo.  I hope we are able to build on the first year and make it even better in the years to come.

The Expo presented some really interesting learning tools and creativity of our teachers.   The boys were 1488316_757673934259962_1321242571_n.jpgable to operate a robot arm with a computer, and build earthquake proof structures using spaghetti and marshmallows.  I am happy to report Connor was able to build a structure able to withstand the 60 second shake despite breaking a couple pieces of spaghetti during the build.

 

 

I would like to extend a thank you to the teachers, and specialists that gave their Saturday to the kids for this outstanding learning experience.  Thank you!

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