A math camp is offering a fun learning experience with a carnival of fractions.
At Morton Middle School in Lexington, over 100 students participated in a three day math camp, using hands on activities to learn fractions. For each of the six years that the camp has been in existence, it has been organized around a theme. This year, the theme is carnival.
The end of the three day camp was celebrated with outdoor math carnival activities. students rotated through different sessions, learning fractions and working on graphing calculators. They shot baskets, played corn hole games, and even blasted off soda bottle rockets.
“They are working on 21st-century problem-solving skills,” said academic dean and math char Lisa Owens. “The kids don’t realize that they are doing math.”
The camp is also used as an orientation for incoming sixth graders. This year, the school also partnered with Carter G. Woodson Academy, and Woodson students were able to meet their teachers and get to know each other.