Jackson PACE

September 23, 2015

Creative Thinking

This year's PACE-rs have been learning strategies for creative thinking. FFOE is an acronym for fluency (generating ideas quickly), flexibility (classifying these ideas into groups by characteristics or attributes they have in common), originality (thinking of uncommon or out-of-the-box ideas), and elaboration (expanding on your ideas by adding details). Set your timer for 2 minutes and see how many examples of "things that are warm" you can jot down. Remember, it's 1 point for a common answer and 3 points for a creative answer!!

Upcoming Events

Oct. 1st Picture Day

Oct. 12th Conference Day (Student Holiday)

Oct. 23rd First Spirit Assembly


Annual MEANT MATH OLYMPIAD in partnership with UTD will be held on Oct 3rd, 2015 at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson. Math Olympiad is a competition in mathematics to encourage young America to learn Mathematics and Engineering and promote math skills among students. Any student currently enrolled in Grade 3 through 11 can participate in the event.

Registration can be done at http://meant.org/MO20151003.html

Flyer is given below for more information.
Registration fee will be waived for deserving (financially needy) students. If the student cannot afford to pay the $10 entry
fee, please print the entry form, have it signed by the classroom teacher or principal and send it to

Please contact matholympiad@meant.org if you have any questions.