Center Announcements Week of October 16, 2016
Math Libs Halloween Edition
Boo! The spookiest time of the year is upon us once again, and we're celebrating Halloween Mathnasium-style with a fun Math Libs activity!
Print out our Halloween Math Libs story template. Then, choose a friend or a family member to be your partner. Read the descriptions under each blank and ask your partner to tell you a math-related word that fits. When you're done, read the story together, have a good cackle, and bring your finished masterpiece into Mathnasium for a fun reward!
Wishing you all a frightfully math-tastic Halloween!
Mark your calendars! This year's Halloween Party will take place on Thursday, October 27. There will be snacks, games, and (of course) pumpkin π. Wear your costume and earn a bonus!
Special Halloween Hours
So everyone can enjoy the Halloween festivies, we will be closing early on Monday, October 31st. Hours will be 2:30-5:30pm. Not sure when your neighborhood's trick-or-treat hours are? Click on the handy link below!
October Estimation Jar
It's that sp00ky time of year! Can you guess how many spiders are in the estimation jar?
School "In Session" Hours
For upcoming holiday closures and our regular hours, please click on the link below.
Complete the problem of the week* and receive 5 bonus punches! Parents, join in the fun by helping your student get started!
*must be level appropriate
Problem of the Week 10/23-10/29
- Question: Bethany collected 19 seashells today. Yesterday, she collected twice as many as she did today. She plans to collect twice as many seashells tomorrow as she did yesterday. How many seashells does Bethany plan to collect tomorrow?
- Question: A three-act play has a scene change between Act One and Act Two and a 15-minute intermission between Act Two and Act Three. Each act is exactly 27 minutes long. If the play runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes from start to finish, then how long does the scene change take?
- Question: A candy company buys a machine that wraps candies at a rate of 1 candy per second. They start using the machine on a Monday. If the machine runs for 10 hours each day, then on which day will the machine wrap the 100,000th candy?
Algebra and Up:
- Question: Jake wants to guess the number of jelly beans in a cylindrical jar. Every 4 jelly beans take up a cubic inch of space. If the jar is 10 inches in diameter and 18 inches tall, how many jelly beans should Jake guess are in the jar? (Round π to 3.14 in your calculations.)