Submitted by Janet Delmar, Principal of Mount Vernon & Wayne Elementary Schools in RSU #38.
On Monday, December 10th, the families of students who work with Deb Hatt, Mt. Vernon’s K-5 Math Interventionist, were invited to Family Math Night! We had a great turnout, with over 50 people including students, siblings, parents, and grandparents. Our special guest was Christopher Danielson, author of the math picture books, Which One Doesn’t Belong and How Many? and creator of amazing math manipulatives like 21st Century Pattern Blocks and Tiling Turtles, who joined us via video chat from Minnesota!
Students interviewed Mr. Danielson about his inventions and books, and he then led the entire group in a Which One Doesn’t Belong routine. Mrs. Hatt talked to families about ways that they can incorporate conversations about math with their children into everyday life. Each family left with a set of 21st Century Pattern Blocks and a coupon for the family-friendly version of the book Which One Doesn’t Belong? that will be released next month.
Wayne was scheduled to have their Family Math Night on February 27th.