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Take a new look at math—Lowes grant

For years, students learned their math sitting quietly at a desk or table.

Well, that is changing thanks to a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education grant. Students at Harry M. Fisher Elementary School will have the chance to practice their math skills using Math & Movement—a program that combines math with physical activity. The program features brightly colored floor mats, covered with numbers. Each mat ties into various counting, addition, and multiplication lessons.

Math & Movement supports all learners by engaging students’ various mental and physical senses. The combination has proven a highly effective way to strengthen math skills, especially for students who traditionally struggle with math.

Fisher Elementary will introduce the program to families during a Family Math and Movement Night 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 in the Fisher Elementary gymnasium. Everyone is invited.