A Math School Assembly That Is Interactive & Fun!
Who says math is boring? Unfortunately, a lot of kids! Out of all of the assembly programs that I offer, this was the most difficult one to write. I’ve seen other math assemblies and they are all the same – too much talk and focus on numbers. Kids get enough numbers in class. I made the goals of this assembly threefold: First, teach the students that there is so much MORE to math than just numbers. Then the next goal was to show kids just how much math concepts play a role in their everyday lives – math is all around them! Finally, to really instill the idea that math can be so much FUN!
The “Goofy Kooky Math Show” assembly program is filed with games, contests, music, magic, zany humor, audience interaction, and more. It’s got a little of everything in it: There’s a contest between 4 kids involving tangram puzzles, a goofy odds and evens sorting game with stuffed chickens set to “Chariots of Fire,” slices of pizza are used to demonstrate concepts of percentages, three kids discover a topological secret to a stunt with ropes, a 3” x 5” notecard and a student’s head teaches concepts of perimeter and geometry, a ten minute contest between teachers and students, and of course “Danger Division,” which speaks for itself!
Those concepts are from the grades K-5 version of the assembly. I also have a version for middle schoolers! In the middle school version of the “Goofy Kooky Math Show” assembly, I have fun lessons on statistics, percentages, probability, and more. Plus, your middle school students will learn some math stunts they can use to create the illusion they can read minds! They will love it, and become more interested in math as a result… guaranteed!
The core concepts and terminology reinforced in the Goofy Kooky Math Show:
- perimeter, volume, surface area
- basic division
- increasing mental acuity
- probability & possibility
- magic squares
- topological puzzles
- basic geometry (angles, shapes & patterns)
- understanding odd and even numbers
- mathematical logic and reasoning
- How playing simple math games can increase test scores
- Math in everyday life (games, toys, daily tasks, etc)
- Math for careers
The important thing to remember is that this assembly is NOT a dry, boring lecture…and it’s not “just for fun” either. This assembly introduces students to fascinating math concepts, reinforces terms your students hear in class, and demonstrates just how important and fun math is! Your students will participate in fun, goofy math activities, puzzles, and magic tricks with fun, silly activities!
Just Some Of The Goofy Kooky Math Show Activities:
- Twisty Topology
- Probability Pandemonium
- Chicken Dance Numbers
- Pizza Percentages
- Peculiar Perimeter
- Silly Subtraction
- Danger Division
Call (716) 940-8963 (that’s my cell number) or fill out the Contact Form above to get “Goofy Kooky Math Show” information sent to you instantly!
Bring the “Goofy Kooky Math Show” to YOUR school and get YOUR students excited about math and help kids remember…Math is F.U.N!
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the entertaining programs you presented for our Kindergarten to grade four students at PS 199Q. The shows were very entertaining as evidenced by the student laughter and the smiles on students’ faces. In addition, your programs highlighted the values we teach students at PS 199Q…On behalf of our school community, I thank you for the exceptional performances.”
Anthony Inzerillo, Principal PS 199Q New York, NY
“It was such a pleasure working with Cris Johnson and we appreciated his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our needs both financially and developmentally. Our students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the show, It was entertaining, interactive, and informative. The messaging was clear and easy to understand for our early elementary students. I highly recommend this program!”
Susan Merola PS 112 New York, NY
Mary Biemer, Reading Specialist Chase Elementary School Baltimore, MD
Mrs. Fisher and Her Fourth Grade Class Archer Street School Freeport, NY
“I just wanted to thank you once again for your wonderful performances…Your manner/length of presentation was captivating for both students and staff. The audience participation was great and having the classes exit the all-purpose room in such a quiet manner was a gift to the teachers! Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in the future!”
Kim White Tabernacle Elementary School Tabernacle, NJ