St. Jude School

ARITHMETICKLES PERFORMED AT ST. JUDE’S-By skillfully blending fast-paced games, audience participation, improvisation, and comedy, presenter Ben Bendor entertained the student body of St. Jude School showing them that math doesn’t have to be hard, boring or irrelevant. He and his wife created Arithmetickles to challenge students to solve math problems in real life situations and have fun in the process. Their aim is to take math “off the page and onto the stage” by demonstrating that numbers, shapes, percentages, fractions, and logic are a vital part of everyday life. Numerous students were actively involved on the stage during this enrichment program which was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Guild. Shown, front from left: Avery Cloutier, Sophia Andahazy, Melody Josefowicz, and Shannon Jameson. Back: Xavier Bleiler, Bendor, and Lukas Phillips.