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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Four families participate in Family Math Night at Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School

Four families of students in eighth grade at Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School participated in the second Family Math Night in the district on Nov. 13. Math night

The goal of the evening was to reinforce math skills in a fun environment.

The families solved logic problems, played games and worked with three-dimensional figures. Math teacher Susan Summerfield also talked to parents about the new state math assessments, and the Common Core State Standards and how they apply to math.

“They’ve heard about Common Core, and I explained how we are going more in depth with some of the topics,” she said. “I also gave them a pamphlet and some links to math websites for extra help.”

The district’s first Family Math Night was held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for families in the Life Skill's classroom. Three families participated in the evening which began with dinner prepared by the students.

Following dinner, the families played problem solving games and participated in other activities. Families were then sent home with games and manipulatives to reinforce math concepts.

Many of the games and activities used for the evening were provided to families as a result of a grant awarded to Mrs. Summerfield, who submitted a request to donorschoose.org, an internet site dedicated to providing teachers with materials to support classroom learning. 

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