Elementary education students lead Monster Math Night

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Trine University senior elementary education majors enrolled in the Math and Science Methods course presented Monster Math Night at Hendry Park Elementary School on Oct. 30.

The Trine students created mathematics stations including escape games, haunted house building, mask making and code breaking. Each math station was aligned to an Indiana Department of Education mathematics standard and included a grade-level math objective, math activity and a self-checking assessment. All the elements were created by the Trine students.

Monster Math Night is a part of the STEAM initiative that the Parent Teacher Organization of Hendry Park Elementary School hosts for parents and students in grades K-5. Approximately 60 families attended.

“I am amazed at the dedication that these students exhibited for this event,” said Ashley Overton, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine University’s Franks School of Education. “Students created quality math stations that amazed teachers, parents and students. This was a great experience for our students and we are pleased to be able to assist and collaborate with the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County.”

For more information on partnering with the Franks School of Education for school programs or activities, contact Overton at anoverton12@trine.edu or (260) 665-4295.

Top photo:  Trine University senior Branden Turner of Pioneer, Ohio, works with Hendry Park Elementary School students during Monster Math Night.

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Trine University senior elementary education majors presented Monster Math Night at Hendry Park Elementary School on Oct. 30. Front, from left, Blythe Nelis of Franklin, Indiana; Dawn Gram of Wilmette, Illinois; middle, Branden Turner of Pioneer, Ohio; Madison Ewing of Lewiston, Michigan; Savannah Harrison of Milroy, Indiana; Kaylie Lumbert of Dowling, Michigan; back, Alex Kirkingburg of Pioneer, Ohio; and Sierra Minnix of Edwardsburg, Michigan.
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Alex Kirkingburg is prepared for Monster Math Night with his dinosaur-themed station.
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Sierra Minnix, dressed as a rain cloud, prepares to run the Monster Money station.
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Kaylie Lumbert prepares to operate a station at Monster Math Night.