Gen Esmende, Department Chair
Math Practice Standards
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Common Core Math Standards
Family Math Night
Every year, Wangenheim Middle School’s math department has hosted Family Math Night in March. The purpose of Family Math Night is to bring students and their families together for a fun night of mathematics through various games and activities.
We usually have over 300 students and parents attend Family Math Night. Some of the activities that parents and students can participate in are Fast 24 Challenge, Rubik’s Cube Competition, Pi Contest (memorizing the most digits in pi) and many more. We also have student created activities such as the Math Obstacle Course, Do You Know your Math Vocabulary, and Golf Math. Our math lab is also open for parents to see the various math programs their child is using in their math class such as First in Math and Moby Max. Students and parents also have the opportunity to interact with the technology we use in the classroom such as the Promethean board and netbooks/iPads. We also have an informational presentation for parents on how to access their child’s math textbook online.
Also, some of our local businesses have been supporting Family Math Night by providing food or donating prizes for the raffle. The businesses that have been supporting our event are New York Giant Pizza, Pat & Oscar’s, Mira Mesa Lanes, Robeks, and Souplantation.
This school year, Family Math Night will be held on Thursday March 12, 2015 If you have any questions regarding Family Math Night or if you are interested in supporting our event, please email Gen Esmende at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos of Family Math Night: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.319859901402007.78427.117932251594774&type=3
Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpN34FNbOKXc