Eagle Hill marks 100 days

While math isn’t always the most popular subject, the teachers at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich have developed numerous ways to turn math into a fun and creative learning experience for their Lower School students.

On 100s Day, though, the celebration of math ramps up to a new level. 100s Day marks the 100th day of the academic school year, and it also provides the math faculty with an opportunity to find interesting ways for their students to understand the number 100.

As Ms. Burke, Head of Math at Eagle Hill, explains, “It’s a nice break from regular routine, and a great way to encourage the students to brainstorm and show their creativity.”

Each class is asked to make a project that represents 100 and incorporate the current lesson being taught, whether that’s counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, number sense, or graphs.

One of Ms. Burke’s classes created a game board with questions and answers that used the concept of 100. Another class found different ways to count to 100, while another presented a money number line that equaled 100 cents in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

The projects are displayed at a prominent location in the school, and the day starts with a fun e-blast to all the staff. This year, the students in Ms. Burke’s and Ms. Lundy’s math classes also created individualized t-shirts to wear during the day.

While Ms. Burke’s classes took a more free-form approach to their designs, Ms. Lundy’s group proudly displayed their “Thumb-body is 100 days smarter” shirts that were adorned with 100 thumb prints.

“We’ve been doing this for decades — maybe 100 years,” Ms. Burke said.

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