GALION — Galion Primary and Intermediate schools hosted a new program to help students and their families gain a better understanding of math in the buildings.
Galion Elementary Math Night, held Oct. 17, was designed to move students and their families to different stations throughout the evening. Several examples of the stations included a scavenger hunt, a Leap Frog game and a station focused on individuals who use math in their careers.
“Two of our goals this year at both the primary and intermediate buildings are to increase family involvement in the schools and support healthy relationships within the family,” said social worker Carly George. “Math night is the first of many events we’re hosting throughout the year that will bring families together at the school.”
More than 100 students and their families participated in the Math Night activities.
Food for the event was donated by Aldi (Ontario). Gift baskets and prizes were donated by: Subway (Galion, Ontario), Payne’s Pizza (Galion), Starbucks (Ontario), Pizza Hut (Galion), Drug Mart (Galion), Tim Horton’s (Galion), Wendy’s (Galion), East of Chicago (Galion) and Sam’s Club (Ontario).
“This event created a fun, educational environment for students to see that math and learning can be fun,” said George. “It provided real life examples of individuals who utilize math daily in their careers, and families could see how math applies to the real world versus a book.”