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A Math Merry-go-Round at Manor

With health and safety protocols encouraging outdoor learning activities and discouraging the sharing of materials, Seaford Manor Elementary School fourth grade teacher Jill Egan found a fun way for students to safely work on their math skills.

Students participated in a math game called Scoot on Oct. 1, in which Ms. Egan set up small whiteboards with questions in a circle in one of the school’s designated outdoor learning areas. All of the problems related to place value.

The boards were spaced at least six feet apart and did not require contact, as students looked at the problems and solved them in their individual math notebooks. They rotated or “scooted” from station to station until they completed the circle, then returned to the classroom to review the answers.