Fun Math Programs for Kids
Diana Pecina | October 03, 2013
Bedtime Math is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids learn to love math so they can become capable adults. Dedicated to “math and mischief,” Bedtime Math offers families a playful math problem every day, on everything from ninjas to flamingos. These free problems are posted on the Bedtime Math website, on the app (both iPhone and Android), and in a daily email.
This spring, Bedtime Math will be launching a new, hands-on math program for libraries called Crazy 8s, a high-energy math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Crazy 8s will feature one-of-a-kind activities like Glow in the Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice Explosion, and Toilet Paper Olympics in a “club” format available for three grade levels—preschool, K–2 and 3–5. Older kids meet for an hour once a week for eight weeks; preschoolers meet for a half hour once a week for four weeks. Crazy 8s is inexpensive and easy to run. Most materials will be provided free of charge, and a super-simple script will be provided so anyone can coach—no math experience required!
The Crazy 8s program is being piloted this winter in a few select locations around the country. A few additional locations are still needed for the program pilot. Contact us to find out more about pioneering Crazy 8s in your library this winter.
Diana Pecina is Director of Partnerships, Bedtime Math Foundation .