CLARK — Students in Miss Faro’s 7th grade mathematics classes at the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark worked with groups members to compete against other classmates. Students have been learning how to calculate rates and find the best unit price for different items. The class has been practicing with units such as ounces per dollar, miles per hour and miles per gallon. As part of the new Progressive Mathematics Initiative, many of the SMART board presentations have internet games embedded into the pages.
Last week, the honors classes played a game where they were given a measurement and price, and they were told to find the unit price per ounce, gallon, pint or quart. Each table came up to the board as a group and gained 5 points for each correct answer and lost 2 points for each incorrect answer. The team with the most points at the end of the period won raffle tickets to be used in class. The game was a fun way for the students to practice calculating rates.
In the photo above, Zachary Thornton, Gennaro Nigro, Joseph Bill and Samuel Curran worked to gain the most points possible for their team. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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