Yesterday afternoon the ICPL hosted it’s first Crazy 8’s Math Club for K-2 grades. The concept for the day was Glow-In-The-Dark Geometry! After the program the kids knew more than I ever did about geometry and had a blast doing it.
What’s glow-in-the-dark geometry, you ask? Simple -the kids made geometric shapes out of glow sticks-what could be better, or more fun? The kids made all different sizes and shapes of triangles and quadrilaterals. We talked about area, regular polygons and more! Towards the end of the program, we worked together to lay out the sticks in mystical repeating patterns on the floor, and as they can tell you now, its called a lattice. We tried triangles, squares and then the tricky hexagons. The best part? When we had our lattice just the way we wanted, out went the lights to reveal our masterpiece!
Crazy 8s was created by the Bedtime Math Foundation to get kids fired up about math. Participants will build things, run and jump, make music – even make a mess – while making friends and increasing their understanding of math. First launched in the winter of 2014, there are currently more than 6,000 clubs nationwide serving 80,000 kids.To find out more information or to participate in their daily math question visit their website at here.
Up next week? Let’s Get Loud!