Watch this video from National PTA President Jim Accomando who will introduce you to Math Nights, including Mathnasium and their involvement in our STEM + Families initiative:
How Can My PTA Host a Math Night?
Team up with your local Mathnasium center! Mathnasium is dedicated to bringing fun and exciting Math Nights to elementary schools nationwide. Even if you are not awarded one of the national grants, your local Mathnasium is happy to work with you to put on a Math Night at your school.
Are you interested? If so, find and contact your local Mathnasium using this Mathnasium location search. When reaching out, be sure to discuss:
- Prizes or food – Who will bring prizes? Food? What type?
- Volunteers – How many volunteers can you supply? How many volunteers can Mathnasium bring? What is the process for getting school clearance?
- Press or media – Will any newspapers attend? How can your PTA and Mathnasium work together to get the word out?
- Time and date – What dates work best for Mathnasium? What dates work with your PTA and school calendar?
Your PTA will be in charge of providing the space, promoting the night, and coordinating with the local Mathnasium. Check out this toolkit for free tools, resources and templates to host a successful Math Night.
STEM + Families Math Night Grant
2018 National PTA STEM + Families Math Night Grant, Sponsored by Mathnasium
35 local PTAs were awarded $1,000 to host a STEM + Families Math Night at their elementary school between Oct. 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2019 as part of the 2018 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grant, sponsored by Mathnasium.
Didn't win the grant or missed applying? Don't worry! You don't need to be awarded a grant to host a Math Night. Watch the above video to see how your PTA can host a successful Math Night and start planning one now!
Want to learn more about Mathnasium? Check out the Mathnasium YouTube Channel.
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