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Math Night

Save the Date!

The 18th annual Math Night will be:
Date:    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Time:    6pm-8pm

Set-up starts at 5pm.
Tear-down finishes before 9pm

Volunteers for November 8th, sign up will be available soon!

Questions?  Contact
Ken Becker
, Math Night chair

Summing it up...

Quote on the way home from Math Night:  "Wow! I didn't know math was so much fun!"

About Math Night

What is Math Night anyway?
Math Night is an annual evening festival at Terrace Park School, sponsored by PTA, which brings together students, parents and teachers for an evening of entertaining, yet educational, activities and games related to mathematics.  

When did Math Night start?
Terrace Park has been running Math Night since the year 2000.

And what will be there?
There are hands-on activities, construction projects, art projects, games, puzzles, toys, robots, displays, exhibits, vendors.  Activities cover the whole range of grades K-6.  Exhibits and vendors will interest parents and all grade levels. 

Free Homework Coupon Available Again This Year

Yes, once again we will have available to every student...

A certificate that your teacher will accept instead of one of your math homework assignments?  That's right.

But...are such things possible?  Well, Math Night has made a great deal with your teachers:
If you come to Math Night you can get a coupon worth One Free Math Homework. You come to Math Night, have a great time, play with some math toys, solve some puzzles, check out the books and games for sale...and you don't have to miss it just because you had a math homework due.  (Ask your teacher for details on which assignments would qualify for the coupon)  You have to show up to get the coupon, so put Math Night on your calendar now. 

How do I get one?  Look for the sign at Math Night saying "Free Homework Coupon" and politely ask the nice people at the table for one.

Estimation Jar Contest, with Prizes!

Count the number of things in each jar. Young students have a bigger items in each jar.  Older students estimate jars containing smaller items.  The three students from each grade with closest guesses win a prize.

Estimation Jar Contest!Count the number of things in each jar.Young students have a bigger items in each jar.  Older students estimate jars containing smaller items.

Pi Contest, with Prizes!

How many digits of pi can you recite?  The three students in each grade, who recites the greatest number of digits of pi, will win a fabulous prize!

Here are the first 1001 digits of pi to get you started:
8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 2164201989...

Mystery Estimation Contest, with Prizes!

Count length or number of mystery items in the Gym or Commons.  Closest 3 guesses per grade wins a prize.

Parents & Teachers -  Math Night is one of the most enjoyable volunteering opportunities you can find at Terrace Park.  A one-hour activity shift is: you at a table - playing with games and puzzles and toys with the kids who come by.

Interested?  Curious?  Believe that math education is valuable for your children?
Contact us for more details:

Steve Margo - Math Night chair

Also, click here to read the Math Night Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions.


Food will be brought to you by the parents of 5th graders raising money for next year's 6th Grade Camp.  
The menu will include:
  • Pizza
  • Hot dogs
  • snacks (like chips, candy, granola bars)
  • Sodas
  • Water

Remember: Food stays in the Commons; No food in the Gym, please.

Other Science-Technology-Engineering-Math resources and activities for parents and kids

Although we think Math Night is one of the finest activities your kids can enjoy :) it's only two hours a year,. so here's a page listing other STEM activities and resources that we highly recommend.

Old News from last year . . . 

Last year's Math Night was a blast!  Thank you all for coming.

Activity tables at Math Night

Marshmallow pyramid on a paper plate