*MathPlay Mini*

**Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1Click here for next week’s schedule.**

Led by an experienced preschool specialist, *MathPlay* *Mini* offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, and enhance communication skills. Recent studies have shown that a child’s math skills upon entering kindergarten can be a strong predictor of future academic performance in both math and reading throughout the elementary grades. Math learning promotes working memory, improves attention, and increases other basic cognitive skills.

Engage your preschoolers in playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation in math. Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities tied to a different theme each week. Patterns, shapes, numbers, and more — *MathPlay Mini* is a great way to enrich your child’s day with mathematical inspiration.

**All times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time (New York). Please click on a time to register.**

Age |
Online Session |
Mon 4/27 |
Wed 4/29 |
Fri 5/1 |

3 years | All About the Number | |||

4 – 5 years | Subtract with Strategy |

### Daily Sessions

Each session is repeated at multiple times during the week to accommodate different schedules; choose the date and time that works best for you! Please note that sessions by the same name are repeated sessions, not continuations of earlier sessions.

After you register for your 30-minute session, you will be sent a link and instructions so you may join the fun through a video conferencing platform.

### Sessions Themes

*MathPlay Mini’s* online sessions offer several inspiring, mathematical themes for children 3-years-old and 4- and 5-years-old.

**All About the Number (3-year-olds)**

Students will have fun counting ladybugs, frogs, bears and soccer balls, then make their very own number lines. Students will learn what number comes before and after a number. *Materials needed: activity sheets to be provided (to print prior to session) and one marker or crayon.*

**Subtract with Strategy (4- and 5-year-olds)**

Students will use number lines and ten frames to investigate problems described in words. Number lines provide children with a visual of numbers as they count forward and backward. Familiarity with number lines will also help them work with other math tools including graphs and rulers. Working with ten frames enables children to develop and sense of “ten-ness”, which helps them to make a connection with numbers and perform mental math with ease. *Materials needed: activity sheets to be provided (to print prior to session) and one marker or crayon.*

### Registration Fees

Classes are pay-if-you-can. In each class, a select number of spots will be offered for free to families requiring financial aid. Please only register for a free spot if you are a family facing significant financial hardship.

### Session Policies

**Strictly no refunds, no credits, and no transfers will be permitted.** Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each registered child must be accompanied by one adult caregiver (who will be present for the entire 30-minute session). Unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend *MathPlay Mini* sessions.

Be sure to read all *MathPlay Mini* Policies prior to registration.