Who says math is boring? Unfortunately, a lot of kids! Many kids think math doesn’t have a use in the real world.
The problem with many math assemblies are that they are all the same – too much talk and focus on numbers.
A great math assembly can help expand kids’ views on math: showing them just how useful math is in life, and that math is so much more than just numbers…and how much FUN math is.
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 game with Larry The Alligator plays the “Greater Than/Less Than Game”, another game that’s goofy with odds and evens and 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! The details on this version of the show is listed near the bottom of this page. Your middle school students will love it, and become more interested in math as a result… guaranteed!
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!
Because I’m so passionate about this topic, I’ve also created a special middle school math assembly. This program has a different title, “Math-A-Magic,” and it’s filled with incredible state-of-the-art magic which really appeals to middle schoolers. As with my other school assemblies, the magic and fun helps illustrate the concepts and lessons in the program. This middle school program is appropriate for grades 5-8 and runs from 40-45 minutes.
In “Math-A-Magic,” I have fun lessons on:
Call (716) 940-8963 (that’s my cell number) or fill out the Contact Form above to get “Goofy Kooky Math Show” and “Math-A-Magic” 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!”
PS 112 New York, NY
“Thank you again Cris, I received such great feedback from the teachers and the principal and (since I posted videos and pictures on our school Facebook page), parents as well!”
Conley Elementary School
“We loved your assembly today! Both the students and the teachers were talking about it all day. The students were amazed by the magic tricks and the teachers loved the educational tie ins! You differentiated your presentation to effectively engage both primary and intermediate students! We can’t wait to have you back!”
Mary Biemer, Reading Specialist Chase Elementary School Baltimore, MD
“We would like to thank you for visiting Archer Street School. We were engaged because of the creative ways you conveyed your messages to us. Your messages and the way you used magic was exciting!”
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