Wyoming Seminary STEM Program To Offer ‘MATH-tastic Saturday’ Jan. 18

Children in elementary and middle-school grades who enjoy mathematics are invited to attend a special STEM Saturday at Sem Event to take part in a program titled “MATH-tastic Saturday!” The program will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The event will begin at 9:00 a. m. and end at 11:30 a. m. and is free and open to the public.

Children who take part in the program will learn and play with mathematical thinking by taking part in a variety of games, activities and events designed to encourage creativity and enjoyment of mathematics.

The event will feature three sessions. The first session, “Counting tricks and Spatial Development,” is designed for children in grades kindergarten to second grade and will feature counting games, puzzles and math-inspired art activities. The second session, “Brain Puzzles,” will be open to children in third through fifth grade and will feature fun puzzles and opportunities to design and create math games. Students in sixth through eighth grades are invited to take part in the third session, titled “A-MAZE-ing Activities,” to learn how to solve, design and build mazes. All sessions will be led by Sem math and science teachers. At the end of each session, student will showcase their games and puzzles.

Reservations for this event are required.

For more information on the STEM Saturday at Sem Event or to register on-line, visit the Wyoming Seminary Web site at www.wyomingseminary. org

This STEM Saturday at Sem event

is an aspect of the STEM School’s programming which includes a foundational science course for Sem freshmen as well as public lectures on issues related to science, technology, engineering and math.

The Louis Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary seeks to engage and inspire students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through holistic and integrated paths of study.

Students in the program will be prepared for collegiate study and able to respond to rapidly changing global challenges and advances in technology in today’s world.