Parkland Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHParkland Community Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes asks the youngsters to count the number of breaths she puts into the ball. Kimmy Roberts of Upper Macungie eagerly counts. The children were fascinated by how much air was needed to fill the ball during the creative math games. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANITA HIRSCHParkland Community Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes asks the youngsters to count the number of breaths she puts into the ball. Kimmy Roberts of Upper Macungie eagerly counts. The children were fascinated by how much air was needed to fill the ball during the creative math games.
Mathew Rogers of Orefield notes where his hands are placed on the numbers on the ball. He chooses which is the higher number. Benjamin Mangano of South Whitehall and Arham Khara of Upper Macungie look on. Mathew Rogers of Orefield notes where his hands are placed on the numbers on the ball. He chooses which is the higher number. Benjamin Mangano of South Whitehall and Arham Khara of Upper Macungie look on.

Parkland librarian makes learning math fun for all

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by anita hirsch Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland Community Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes recently led kids in grades kindergarten through second in some creative math games.

These very active boys and girls joined the Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club using materials donated by a nonprofit group for teaching creative math.

The materials are available for a group of up to 16 children.

Eleven students attended the first six Thursday gatherings of the club.

Hoimes asked the children to count the number of breaths it took for her to blow up a small ball.

And, then she took bigger breaths and they counted out those.

In another activity the children divided into two groups and had to throw the balls across to each other and look at where their hands were positioned.

They checked the numbers under their fingers to see which number was the highest, under their right or left hand.

The last Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club session will be on March 1.