Mathematician's Hard at Work

Mathematician's Hard at Work

On Friday evening, November 7th , the Hinesburg Community School cafeteria was once again full with over 25 families rolling dice, designing patterns, sorting, creating bumpy or fuzzy numbers and much, much more. These families were participating in “Family Math Playtime” a program developed for parents and their children (ages 3 to 5 years old).


The event was truly one of food, fun and learning. Following a pizza dinner, the participants had the opportunity to work with any of 38 activities and “Make and Take” stations. These activities are designed to help create a foundation for future success in mathematics. Parents and guardians learned about mathematical language and discovered ways to help their children meet the Early Learning Standards in all four strands of mathematics. They also learned how to maximize everyday opportunities to build mathematical sense-making using simple materials from home. Five lucky families won raffle prizes that were goody bags filled with great math items to use at home. One additional lucky winner won a Blokus game kindly donated by personnel from Annette’s preschool. Everyone who attended was given a resource book filled with directions to recreate the activities at home, literature supports for mathematics, and more. This truly was an evening abuzz with laughter, the clatter of dice, counting voices and cheer.