Numbers. As adults we know you can’t get through life without understanding them. They are a fundamental part of our civilization. But when you’re a kid they often seem like a mystery.
A generation ago parents used flash cards to try and teach their youngsters how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Today, though, it’s different.
“Lots of parents ask about flash cards but we say, ‘Use games! Make learning about numbers fun!'” says Arrow Heights Elementary School teacher Sue Leach.
And making numbers fun was the whole point of the Great Number Rumble at AHE on Thursday evening. Organized by teacher Allison Just with help from colleagues Wendy Mulligan and Sue Leach, the event brought families together to enjoy a wide variety of numbers-based games.
“We’ve had literacy nights and science nights so why not a numbers night?” said Just. “This shows you can have fun with numbers.”
The event was a huge success with more than 200 people registering at the entrance to the school gym to play games and try and win prizes. How much fun was it? Well, check out the photos below and you be the judge: