A Math Field Day: Embed Content with Play

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Can you remember your typical elementary school field day? In this article, we provide details on hosting a mathematics field day, focused on embedding rich mathematics into authentic fun-filled field day experiences.


Edited by Julie Amador, jamador@uidaho.edu, University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene; Grace Parisi, graceparisi4@gmail.com, Long Beach Middle School, Lido Beach, New York; and Darrell Earnest, dearnest@educ.umass.edu, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Contributor Notes

Erin Krupa, eekrupa@ncsu.edu, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, enjoys the challenge of engaging math students in meaningful ways.

Mika Munakata, munakatam@montclair.edu, a professor at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, is a former middle school teacher who is always on the lookout for unexpected connections between math and the world around us. She enjoys thinking about how to bring those connections into the classroom.

Karmen Yu, yuk4@montclair.edu, a doctoral student at Montclair State University, is interested in employing the Peer-Led Team Learning workshop model to facilitate and enhance students' learning in mathematics.

(Corresponding author is Krupa eekrupa@ncsu.edu)
(Corresponding author is Munakata munakatam@montclair.edu)
(Corresponding author is Yu yuk4@montclair.edu)
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