ANGOLA, Ind. – Area children plus the Trine Math Club equals one evening of fun –
at least that's how the equation worked out recently during Trine University's annual
Kids Math Night.
Approximately 45 first- through fifth-graders from Angola, Fremont, Pleasant Lake
and Prairie Heights elementary schools took part in the free activities on Friday,
"Math Club members developed math-related activities appropriate for the youngsters,"
said Haseeb Kazi, Ph.D., Math Club advisor. "It's important to challenge and entertain
the children as we show them the importance of math. It's a great way to lay a foundation
and generate interest in math."
Trine Math Club members planned activities with two common denominators: math and
fun. Children used math to solve puzzles, had fun with math twister and tested their
measuring skills by making batches of play dough to take home. Pizza served as a snack
and as a way to work on division skills. The event also provided many parents an opportunity
to see their children use different math skills.
"The math organization strives to be a resource to students, parents and teachers
in the community," Kazi said. "This gives the community a chance to meet our students
and see what Trine has to offer."
Cutline: A group of grade-schoolers from Angola, Fremont, Pleasant Lake and Prairie
pose for a photo during Kids Math Night at Trine University.