Students Take Learning to the Mats

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Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School’s fourth-grade students displayed high-energy and enthusiasm, as they used math and movement mats to review fractions and other topics.

The mats, which included place value mat, clock hop floor mat, add/subtract mat (hundreds chart), and equivalent fraction mat, encouraged students to roll large dice, jump, hop and line up to solve problems and carry out the activities.

The mats were purchased through a grant called “Leaping to Math and Science Success” through the Freeport Education Foundation. The purpose is to deliver multisensory learning approaches that sharpen student skills to succeed in the respective subject.