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PIP Events, Grades K through 6


Math Games
Family Math Games
Math Games
Family Math Game Night is a winter, community-wide event. PIP volunteers bring dominos and instructions for Domino Math games, Suduko and KENKEN. Domino Math games are a simple, inexpensive, fun way for students from 1st grade through high school to practice estimation skills and number facts. Younger children play addition and subtraction games; advanced students play multiplication and division games or experiment with equations. Appropriate for all grades.
Market Math
Market Math
Market Math
Every spring, Acton PIP and Roche Bros. of Acton present two Market Math events at Roche Bros. Supermarket—one for 3rd graders and one for 5th graders. Both events feature an extravaganza of hands-on "super" market activities, complimented by samples, give-a-ways, and tons of fun. Market Math helps children better understand how classroom math concepts apply to the "real world."
Star Party
Star Party
Astronomy Star Party
The Star Party for 4th grade families is a spring event that ties in with the 4th grade science curriculum. PIP collaborates with Acton Under the Stars and the Acton Public School System to bring 4th grade families a starry night. Top features include a visit with Galileo and stargazing with Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). Acton Under the Stars also sponsors a town-wide Star Party.
Earth Day
Green Projects
Environment
Acton PIP supports green initiatives including Earth Day and Green Acton. Earth Day is a community-wide spring event that focuses on conservation. Find out what your family can do to help conserve and protect our precious water and natural resources. Appropriate for all ages. Green Acton is a volunteer organization encouraging sustainable townwide initiatives. See the Green Projects page for information on Earth Day and Green Acton.
Solar Projects
Solar Projects
Solar
PIP joins the Acton Solar Panel Project in encouraging alternative energy education and environmental awareness among young people. In collaboration with the Acton Public Schools and the Acton-Boxborough School System, PIP is working on educational initiatives for students to learn more about the town's solar panel, data collection and energy consumption. Appropriate for all grades. See the Solar Projects for links to the solar data.

PIP Resources

AB PIP STEM events and activities take place during the school year. See our 2013-2014 PIP Brochure or Calendar for dates and times for this year's PIP Events including Market Math, Star Party and Family Math Game Night. For links to handouts and games for at-home entertainment associated with these events, visit PIP Resources.

Acton PIP also lends math books and science kits and games. These Library Resources are available at the lending and reference sections of the Acton Public Library and the Douglas School Library.

Our website provides links to math and science games and brain teasers. Visit Web Resources for online learning and fun.

Increasing Community Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Education (STEM) K-12