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Math is Everywhere Scavenger Hunt

When:

July 23 through September 5, 2022!

What:

ODU MathFest is organizing a scavenger hunt across Hampton Roads so students and their families and find that Math is Everywhere in our community. Overall pre-registration is not required, but different locations do require pre-purchased tickets. Students will receive a unique math activity at each location.

Where:

At each of the participating location below, participants will be able to collect a unique MathFest activity and have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of two Kids Fire Pro tablets by scanning a QR code at each site.

While the activity materials are free, participants should be prepared to pay admission at each location and abide by all rules and regulations the facilities have set forth.


Mariners' Museum and Park

General Information:

At The Mariners' Museum, you can complete an activity that lets you dive right into their mission, which is connecting people to one another through our shared maritime heritage. The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea.

In this activity, students will problem solve to find the proper conditions for the preservation of maritime artifacts. Students will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the important work the Museum does and how they are connected to the world's waters.

Where to Find the MathFest Activity:

Ask for a MathFest activity at the front desk.

Visit Information:

Admission to the Museum is $1 per person. MathFest students will enjoy free admission.

The first 100 students to participate at The Mariners' Museum and Park will receive a FREE Membership. Details will be included in your packet when you arrive!

Visit MarinersMuseum.org for additional details about planning your visit.


Nauticus & The Battleship Wisconsin

General Information:

Nauticus features an activity that corresponds to their mission to benefit their community through education, impactful experiences, and sharing access to maritime resources. In this activity, students will use their problem solving skills to scale down a brownie recipe that makes enough for a battleship so they can make it at home.

Where to Find the MathFest Activity:

Ask for a MathFest activity at the Shark Lab on the 3rd floor.

Visit Information:

Covid-19 policies: In accordance with City of Norfolk guidelines, face coverings are encouraged for all visitors while inside the facility, regardless of vaccination status.

In support of a touch-free payment process, online ticket purchases are encouraged. Additional hand sanitizing stations are located throughout Nauticus and on the Battleship. We have increased cleaning protocols throughout the campus.

For admission tickets, visit https://nauticus.org/tickets/.

Visit nauticus.org for additional details about planning your visit.


Virginia Living Museum

General Information:

The Virginia Living Museum features an activity that corresponds to their mission to connect people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation. In this activity, students will estimate how much otters eat and how much it costs to feed them!

Where to Find the MathFest Activity:

Ask for a MathFest activity at the front desk.

Visit Information:

Visit thevlm.org for hours, ticket information and other details about planning your visit.

Virginia Zoo

General Information:

The Virginia Zoo features an activity that corresponds to their mission inspire a passion for nature and conservation action at home and around the world. In this activity, students will use their critical thinking skills to solve problems about how oysters clean our water, the top speed of a two toed sloth, and more!

Where to Find the MathFest Activity:

Ask for a MathFest Activity at the ticket window.

Visit Information:

Visit https://virginiazoo.org/tickets/ for information on general admission and discounted tickets.




Frequently Asked Questions

What age range is the Scavenger Hunt for?

The event is designed for 3rd through 8th grade students.

How do I enter in the tablet giveaway?

There is a QR code to scan on the activity sheet for each location that will direct you to a form. If there is no activity sheet, the person on site will have a flyer you can scan. You many submit one entry per child, per site.

Other questions?

Send us a message!