# Photos From Kumpf School

CLARK — Students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark recently took part in a math scavenger hunt, learned about the periodic table of elements, and how to classify numbers as rational or irrational.

More than 100 students at Carl H. Kumpf School in Clark participated in the second annual Math Scavenger Hunt Night on Oct. 17 in teams of up to four. Teams were sent off into the school to find mathematical clues throughout the hallways and gymnasiums. Two “Super Clues” were placed in the school, which counted for two points towards the team’s total as opposed to just one. Students used the clue list given to navigate throughout the school from clue to clue. The first three teams to complete 16 clues correctly were granted prizes. Prizes were also given to three teams with the most creative costumes and spirit. In the photograph above, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, as well as costume winners, pose with their prizes for placing in the scavenger hunt.

Students in Ms. DeFalco’s eighth grade science classes at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark participated in a lesson on the periodic table of elements. The periodic table of elements is a critical component of 8th grade chemistry. In order to successfully utilize the periodic table, students must be able to identify the assorted families that make it up. After learning about the unique characteristics of metals, non-metals, and metalloids, students created their own periodic table of elements. Pictured above Michael Casalino and Jenna Rinaldo, identify the primary groups and design their own periodic table by using different colors to represent the important groups and families.

While learning their current unit on numerical roots and radicals, students in Denise Picciano’s eighth grade math class at Kumpf Middle School in Clark partake in some interactive SMART board fun. As students just completed a lesson on how to classify numbers according to their square roots as either rational or irrational, they then were asked to come to the SMART board to play a game. Students needed to drag square roots of numbers into either the rational or irrational “time zone warp” according to their correct classification. If a student was correct, the number disappeared into the time zone warp, but if a student was wrong, the number shot back out at the student indicating they should try again. Pictured above are students Lorenzo DePaz and Lauren Sasala

(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)