Practicing Our Math Facts all the Way to Hawaii

For the past eight weeks the students at BFCCPS have been engaged in a fun and exciting Math Facts competition. Using the website Mathzor, all students are able to sign in and practice math facts at their academic level. One minute of practice equals three miles on the journey from Massachusetts to Hawaii.

When a class has earned enough mileage to reach the destination, the competition will be over, and the winning class will have a luau.

Mrs. Bien’s class is currently in first place having made it almost 70% of the way to Hawaii and totaling over 8,000 minutes of practice. Just as impressive is our total number of practice minutes completed as a school. To date, students have practiced a total of 45,297 minutes. That is amazing!

Research shows that math fact fluency builds through three things: practice, practice, and more practice! Our faculty and staff believe that this is the key to memorizing math facts. As a teaching team, we have could not be happier with the effort of all of our students.

Mathzor continues to add updates to make practicing math facts engaging and fun for our students. Just a few weeks ago, the site added 80 puzzles for students who have completed all four operations. Keeping checking the site as they continue to update the activities.

A big thank you to our Math Specialist Kathleen Joyce, and Math Aide Megan Condon for all of their hard work making this initiative exciting for our students. Luke Callahan has also been indispensable coordinating the technology side of this initiative. If you have any questions about the site, or need help accessing it please do not hesitate to contact him.

Keep up the practice and I’ll see you in Hawaii!

Mr. Perna

You can visit our Head of School Blog Archive for past entries. For information on our Acting Head of School, Joseph Perna, M.Ed., please visit his faculty page.