Manhasset first graders at Munsey Park Elementary School celebrated Halloween and strengthened their math skills during the grade’s first Halloween Math Games on Oct. 31. The spooktacular event was coordinated by the first grade teachers, with the help of Munsey Park’s math specialists. It was held in the school’s multipurpose room, which first grade classes visited throughout the school day.
Two Halloween-themed math games were set up for students to participate in. Munsey Park’s math specialists developed these games, which were played last year during classroom push-ins. First was a ring toss game which tested addition skills. The students worked in pairs to toss the rings onto two witches hats that were numbered. They then were challenged to add the two numbers together on a dry erase worksheet.
The students also participated in a game of mummy bowling to test their subtraction skills. They knocked down their bowling pins, which were dressed like mummies, and had to form a subtraction equation to determine how many pins were left. The first graders had a great time working collaboratively and showcasing their problem-solving skills on the fun holiday.