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Celebrate Mathematics with a CMC Math Festival Program!
The California Mathematics Council is pleased to offer schools a wonderful way to celebrate mathematics learning: the CMC Mathematics Festival Program. Now in addition to our professional development conferences for educators, CMC offers a hands-on, interactive fee-for-service program that can reach EVERY K-8 student at your school, and can also include coordinated programs for teacher professional development and outreach to parents and families as well.
What is a Math Festival?
A CMC Mathematics Festival is an exciting school-wide event to expose students, teachers, and parents to key critical mathematics topics in a positive, self exploratory, festival-like atmosphere. The Mathematics Festival program is designed for ready access for Kindergarten through 8th grade students with activities and challenges appropriate for ALL ability levels. A CMC Math Festival is good mathematics, Standards based, AND FUN!
The Standards Come Alive!
Your students can experience the Standards first-hand at a Math Festival. Each of the three CMC Mathematics Festivals consists of 12 to 18 different problem solving activity stations, each focusing on one or more key math concepts from the California Mathematics Standards. Each Math Festival Station has 12 to 16 different problem tasks to meet all student's abilities and skills, Kindergarten through 8th grade.
THREE Math Festivals available:
ALGEBRA Math Festival
GEOMETRY Math Festival
NUMBER Math Festival
Hands-on for K-8 Grades!
Math Festival stations are multi-graded and highly interactive. Students use everything from blocks and beans to laptop computers to solve tasks. For instance in the Algebra Festival, at one station students make algebraic function patterns out of CUBES, while at another station they solve simultaneous equations with two unknowns using BEANS. Each station offers challenging tasks easy enough for young primary students and other tasks hard enough to challenge adults. During a Math Festival session, students working with partners solve many problems and visit many Math Festival stations.
Involve Parents, Guardians, and Families!
Welcome your community to an evening or Saturday Family Mathematics Festival and make a point about math. Your school can combine an all-day student Mathematics Festival with a CMC Family Mathematics Festival that same evening, or host a stand-alone Family Math Festival. Students can bring their whole family and work side-by-side doing the problem solving activities. Give mothers, fathers, guardians, and whole families an opportunity to enjoy mathematics together and learn about the mathematics their students study at school. Family Mathematics Festivals can provide the meaningful parent outreach and involvement that is now required by many state and federally funded programs. Reach out to your whole school community, and share the beauty and power of mathematics!
Show Teachers How to Make the Excitement Last All Year Long!
The Math Festival experience can also include an after-school Math Festival professional development workshop to further extend the learning of the Math Festival station concepts and materials. CMC's Math Festival Presenters can show your K-8 teachers how to take the Math Festival materials and extend the learning by using them as stations, activities, and structured lessons in their own classrooms.
Your School Receives Festival Printed Curriculum Materials!
Schools that host a Math Festival receive a set of that Festival's printed curriculum, including copies of EVERY task at every Math Festival station, Math Festival instruction posters for each activity, Spanish translations of the instructions, lists of the materials needed for each station, and answers to most of the Math Festival problems. This Math Festival curriculum is designed to help your school extend the learning and excitement of your Math Festival all year long!
Students Solve Problems at a Math Festival!
Here is a sample ALGEBRA MATH FESTIVAL problem solving task, just one of over 200 different problems at a Math Festival:
Send a Math Message to Your Whole School Community!
For the greatest impact, consider offering a student Math Festival, an evening Family Mathematics Festival, and an after-school Math Festival in-service workshop for teachers all in the same day! CMC Math Festivals can promote increased awareness of critical mathematics topics and the importance of mathematics learning for all students, while providing K-8 student involvement, teacher professional development, and parent outreach in a fully coordinated package. Each CMC Mathematics Festival can provide a rich, enjoyable learning experience with a lasting impact for your entire school community.
Satisfies State and Federal Program Requirements!
CMC Math Festival programs are highly appropriate for state and federal programs requiring whole school and parent involvement. You can utilize a portion of your Title I funds for staff development and parent outreach as required by most state and federal programs. We urge you to include a CMC Mathematics Festival Program in your Single School Plan or Title I Improvement Plan.
CMC Math Festival Fee Structure*
DAYTIME STUDENT MATH FESTIVAL for SCHOOLS WITH FEWER THAN 400 STUDENTS (maximum 4 sessions)
DAYTIME STUDENT MATH FESTIVAL for SCHOOLS WITH BETWEEN 400 AND 1200 STUDENTS (5 to 7 sessions)
|$2000 plus $100 for every 100 students over 900|
DAYTIME STUDENT MATH FESTIVAL for SCHOOLS WITH MORE THAN 1200 STUDENTS
|$3500 2 consecutive days for Festival required. |
FAMILY MATH FESTIVAL SAME EVENING OF DAYTIME STUDENT MATH FESTIVAL
FAMILY MATH FESTIVAL WITHOUT DAYTIME STUDENT MATH FESTIVAL (evenings or Saturdays)
AFTER-SCHOOL TEACHER MATH FESTIVAL WORKSHOP (maximum 2 hours)
*Plus travel related expenses. Detailed cost estimate available upon request.|
For more information, please contact:
CMC Math Festival Director