Pi Day-Einstein's Birthday Parent Academy

Families came to NBTMS Wednesday night (3/14/23) to celebrate Pi Day (3/14) and Einstein's Birthday, and played games together while learning how to support work at home through varied online activities and active, game-based learning.  The accessibility of STEM learning for all students was made clear to parents through demonstrations and make-and-take activities. Parents and students were provided resources for at-home use and learned about placement procedures.  Students showed off their projects and took the lead in explaining to parents what proficient work is and what strategies they used.. Students in the seventh grade AMPED program used their hydroponically grown herbs to talk to visitors about sustainable business, cutting costs with material reuse, and how pre-algebra relates to real-life through modeling their business costs. Students in the eighth grade program sold and pre-sold new manufactured products while explaining to parents how Algebra is important in business and real-life in determining pricing and break even through linear analysis. There was also a live, remote parent workshop presented by mathematicians from the National Museum of Mathematics in NYC on the data science behind how math, March Madness bracketing, and coding intersect, and how skills developed in this learning helps to not only win brackets, but creates amazing career opportunities. Parents expressed their deep appreciation for the event, as well as for the work that the teachers have done in Math, Science, and STEM.#NJSTEMMonth #truenorthbrunswick #nbtschools