FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2021
MATH DAY FUN AT BROOKLYN CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, located in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, recently hosted a special “Math Day” celebration. The students dressed up as math symbols, characters, numbers, mathematicians, and equations.
The day’s highlights included:
*The students in grades 6, 7, and 8 learned about Sierpinski triangles, bringing their math skills to life by building 3-D pyramid towers.
*Grades 4 and 5 learned about Grandfather Tang’s story, a book by Ann Tompert, which is about the use of tangrams, the traditional Chinese art form, to expand pastel illustrations. They were challenged to make squares out of shapes given to them and later create different animals and objects. These students will use these creations to write a story.
*First grade learned about shapes and created frogs using different shapes.
“As a staff, we discussed our need to expand our teaching of Geometry. We began to build a foundation in grades 1 and 2, making art time into geometric time, and then we made it even bigger by creating Math Day all about geometric shapes! I think the pictures speak for themselves of all the activities students were able to do with shapes,” said Kelly Wolf, Principal of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in Brooklyn.
The photos attached are courtesy of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy/Diocese of Brooklyn.
Photo #5 show the extra-large Sierpinski triangle created by the middle school students of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy to celebrate Math Day.