Our STEAM kids learned basic coding and mathematical skills by playing games—all kinds of games.
They practiced their arithmetic with scavenger hunts and trashketball (a combination of math and trash-can basketball.)
We played all these games for two reasons:
- We want kids to know that math can be fun and used in many aspects of their lives.
- There are lots of ways to learn math, and kids can find the way that makes sense for them.
We also wanted the children to see that learning coding isn’t that different (or more difficult) than any other mathematical skill.
We had a lot of fun during our STEAM series.
And, while our series may be over, the library is stuffed with resources to help you learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
And they all come free with your Mentor Public Library card.