### MathPlay Mini

Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30

Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay Mini offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, and enhance communication skills.  Recent studies have shown that a child’s math skills upon entering kindergarten can be a strong predictor of future academic performance in both math and reading throughout the elementary grades.  Math learning promotes working memory, improves attention, and increases other basic cognitive skills.

Engage your preschoolers in playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation in math.  Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities tied to a different theme each week.  Patterns, shapes, numbers, and more — MathPlay Mini is a great way to enrich your child’s day with mathematical inspiration.

All times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time (New York).  Please click on a time to register.

 Age Online Session Mon 6/29 Tues 6/30 3 years Play with Shapes 10:00 am 10:00 am (Free for members) 4 – 5 years Donuts, Pies, and Pizza Fractions 11:00 am 11:00 am 3:00 pm(Free for members) 3:00 pm

### Daily Sessions

Each session is repeated during the week to accommodate different schedules; choose the date and time that works best for you!  Please note that sessions by the same name are repeated sessions, not continuations of earlier sessions.

After you register for your 30-minute session, you will be sent a link and instructions so you may join the fun through a video conferencing platform.

### Sessions Themes

MathPlay Mini’s online sessions offer several inspiring, mathematical themes for children ages three to five.

### Play with Shapes (3-year-olds)

What can children create from shapes like crescents and trapezoids?  An angry bull?  A fantastic fish?  Kids will explore images they can make while learning the names of polygons and non-polygons.

Materials needed: activity sheets to be provided (to print prior to session), one marker or crayon, two sheets of copy paper, and one glue stick.

### Donuts, Pies, and Pizza Fractions (4- and 5-year-olds)

How much is a whole?  What is a half?  By dividing favorite foods into parts of equal size, children will explore the world of fractions.  Then they’ll make paper pizzas with different combinations of toppings — 1/2 pepperoni, 1/2 mushroom, anyone?

Materials needed: activity sheets (will be provided to print prior to session) and one pencil or marker.

### Registration Fees

Classes are pay-if-you-can.  In each class, a select number of spots will be offered for free to families requiring financial aid.  Please only register for a free spot if you are a family facing significant financial hardship.

### Session Policies

Strictly no refunds, no credits, and no transfers will be permitted.  Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each registered child must be accompanied by one adult caregiver (who will be present for the entire 30-minute session).  Unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend MathPlay Mini sessions.

Be sure to read all MathPlay Mini Policies prior to registration.