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Fun Multiplies at Family Math Night

Recently, a public school in Queens held Family Math Night, a night dedicated to get parents and kids to embrace mathematics as something that is fun to do and can be done as a family -- which kind of sounds like a kid's nightmare. But the 75 attendees of the night were immersed in a carnival like atmosphere and explored things like Venn diagrams, Tangrams and Twister. The event has grown from a program called EQUALS, founded at UC Berkeley in the 1980s.

Recently, a public school in Queens held Family Math Night, a night dedicated to get parents and kids to embrace mathematics as something that is fun to do and can be done as a family -- which kind of sounds like a kid's nightmare. But the 75 attendees of the night were immersed in a carnival like atmosphere and explored things like Venn diagrams, Tangrams and Twister. The event has grown from a program called EQUALS, founded at UC Berkeley in the 1980s.

"Math tasks are an integral part of daily life, and families can learn math together as they engage in their usual activities," wrote TC's Wendy Schwartz in the July 1999 issue of the Digest for Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Urban Education.

The article, entitled "Fun Multiplies at Family Math Night" appeared in the May 3rd online edition of MSNBC.

Published Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2002

Fun Multiplies at Family Math Night

Recently, a public school in Queens held Family Math Night, a night dedicated to get parents and kids to embrace mathematics as something that is fun to do and can be done as a family -- which kind of sounds like a kid's nightmare. But the 75 attendees of the night were immersed in a carnival like atmosphere and explored things like Venn diagrams, Tangrams and Twister. The event has grown from a program called EQUALS, founded at UC Berkeley in the 1980s.

"Math tasks are an integral part of daily life, and families can learn math together as they engage in their usual activities," wrote TC's Wendy Schwartz in the July 1999 issue of the Digest for Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Urban Education.

The article, entitled "Fun Multiplies at Family Math Night" appeared in the May 3rd online edition of MSNBC.

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