Math Night was a blast!

Jun 20, 2020 | Hamilton Mountain

  1. Thanks to our students and their friends Jace, Matthew, Aryo, Mason, Anderson, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Brycen,  Stevon, Evelyn, Jack, and Lucas as well as our instructors Meghan, Natalie, Jovana, and Evan our very first Math Night @home was a success!
  2. Every child receives 100 Mathnasium @home points! To the current student – you will receive your points during the next lesson!
  3. All children who are NOT a student are invited to try our math lessons – free of charge – at, and receive 100 points.
  4. We learned and played four games – please find the description of the games below, and play them at home!
  5. Now - to the good part! Click   to find who is the winner of the Amazon Fire 7 tablet!


See you at the next Math Night @home event!
It will be hosted next month, online
with different fun math games
and a new great prize!

Math Night @home Games

Game 1. Pico, Fermi, Nada!

Players: 2 or more

Materials: Paper & Pencils

1. Players take turns being Ace

2. Ace writes down 3–digit secret number

3. Players take turns guessing the number

4. With each guess, Ace gives one or more of the following clues for each guessed number

PICO (place)correct digit AND correct place

FERMI (digit)correct digit BUT wrong place

NADA (nothing)not a correct digit

As players get more information about the number, they start making educated guesses and deduce the secret number!

Game 2. Buzz!

Players: 2 or more

Materials: none

1. First player starts counting from 1

2. Each player takes turns counting the next number in line

3. The rule is to skip 7, multiples of 7 and any number that has 7 in it.

Example: 7, 14, 17, 21, 27, … are taboo numbers

4. Instead of saying the taboo numbers, the player has to say Buzz!

5. If a player says the taboo number instead of Buzz!, that player is eliminated.

Game continues until only one player (the winner) remains.

Game 3. Aim for Zero!

Players: 2 or more

Materials: Paper & Pencils

1. Each player writes the number 150 at the top of a piece of paper.

2. The first player can subtract any number 1 - 10 from 150 and write the difference.

3. The second player then does the same, choosing any number between 1 and up to 10 more than the number the first player selected and subtracting that number from the new difference.

The winner is the first to reach zero!

Game 4. Sum Up, Sum Down

Players: Facilitator + 1 player + team of players checking math facts

Materials: Timer, Mathnasium Playing Cards

1. Facilitator sets timer for 30 seconds

2. Facilitator flips cards one at a time, visible in the camera

3. The player mentally adds the value of the card and states the result of a continuous sum

Goal is to create the highest sum or add the greatest number of playing cards in time provided.

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