CYPRESS — Family and friends are welcome to learn cool math at the annual carnival-themed Math Games Day held Oct. 20 at Lone Star College-CyFair.

Designed for children ages 3 to 10, this “carnival of fractions, geometry, measurement, and all things numerical” has grown by leaps and bounds to 130 children over the past five years, said LSC-CyFair Math Professor Sharon Stefan.

College students gain confidence and experience in teaching mathematics to children and earn Service Learning credit. The children who attend get to learn math in a judgement-free environment and are encouraged to become math nerds, Stefan said.

“We find that children come back every year because they enjoy the enthusiasm of our future teachers while learning from these games,” she said. “Parents are always amazed at how much their children can do math and the creative ways the children use to solve problems.”

This year, Stefan’s students will help participants learn about basic operations on numbers, set theory, mappings, two- and three-dimensional geometry, and probability.  Games will include hands-on activities, bingo and board games.

Math Games Day activities will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Conference Center at 9191 Barker Cypress.

Parents/adults must be with their children at all times, but no registration is required for this come-and-go event.  Exit prizes will be given to all participants.

For information on Math Games Day, email Stefan at Sharon.K.Stefan@LoneStar.edu or call Cynthia Hoffart-Watson at 281.290.3211.  For information on LSC-CyFair events or Service Learning opportunities, go to LoneStar.edu/Cyfair

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Tomorrow also starts today at the LSC-Fairbanks Center, located at 14955 Northwest Freeway and LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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