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St. Matthew’s is thrilled to host the nationally recognized Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival for our K-4 students. The festival is a noncompetitive celebration of great ideas and problems in mathematics. There will be several dozen tables of rich math problems and activities readily available for our students to solve. Activities will include a SkyScrapers activity, a Wolves and Sheep game, Jumping Frogs and even the mathematics game version of Chocolate Fix.

About JRMF

A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement.