Old Dominion University MathFest hosts professional development workshops for local teachers to TAME MATH (Teaching Applied Mathematics Early and Managing Anxiety Through Hands-on-activities). During the live, virtual events, teachers learn about five MathFest activities including the ones included in pre-distributed kits.
We will be hosting two online teacher workshops in Spring 2022:
- April 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- April 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Teachers can sign their classrooms up for a math festival activity. Festival organizers will provide classroom kits to teachers for in-classroom events with sets of manipulatives the teachers keep and take-home items for the students. One of our team members will Zoom into the classroom to help the teacher get the kids excited about the activity and kick things off.
Beginning Fall 2023, MathFest will be piloting small scale festival events in local schools through partnerships with local math specialists. Students will be able to play their way through multiple mathematics activities at various levels to empower them and build confidence in their mathematics skills.
Our team provides various SOL-correlated activities and resources in the form of low-floor, high-ceiling activities with accompanying leader guides and some videos.