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Munce’s Math Night is sweet

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2012

The first two photos show the Huron Middle School eighth-grade class participating in another Munce’s Math Night at the Crossroads Hotel & Event Center Dec. 4. In the third photo, at the end of the second Munce’s Math Night, Huron Middle School students toured the Christmas trees at the Huron Event Center and finished the HMS tree. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

HURON — Imagine the fun of learning math with M&Ms.

The Huron Middle School eighth grade had its second Munce’s Math Night of the year. The Crossroads Hotel ballroom was the location for this event. The students worked on algebra, probability, measurement, geometry, 3D figures and money math, all using M&Ms. The candies were used to estimate line measures, as a circumference and diameter measure to find pi, as algebraic-like terms to simplify expressions, to create probability charts, and had money value given to them to solve equations.

The students worked on these activities and then had a chance to work with percents and decimals. Earlier in the week they had answered survey questions and then they had to predicate how the whole class answered the survey. The group closest to each percent per question were the winners.

Some of the questions were: Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible? Would you rather have a toothache or a headache for a week? Would you rather be a singer or a dancer?

At the end of the night, students were able to tour the Christmas trees in the Event Center and finish the HMS Christmas tree.

Door prizes and pizza finished off the festivities. Two more math nights will be planned for the spring.

For the complete article see the 12-11-2012 issue.

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