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Math whizzes can stretch their brains at free family activity

By From page A3 | July 17, 2013

A Summer Family Math workshop will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Families are welcome to join in building marble pyramids and cube towers.

“Drop in for a while and put your algebraic thinking skills to work at centers inviting you to explore, discover and create increasingly larger models,” a news release said. “How big can you go?”

Math workshops are led by Chelsea Ransom Le, a math educator who loves engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Le has taught math in a number of settings from elementary classrooms to Davis High School. She will be assisted by UC Davis interns who share her passion for engaging families in math fun.

Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook, pencil and calculator as desired. The projects involve small manipulatives and are not suitable for very young children as they pose a choking hazard.

A second Family Math Workshop on a new topic will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18. To RSVP or for more information, email [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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