Join the national movement to make math the cool thing to do after school by attending Iowa City Public Library’s Crazy 8s Math Club.

Beginning January 10, this fun and educational program for elementary students in kindergarten through second grade meets from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Storytime Room every Tuesday.

Crazy 8s from the Bedtime Math Foundation is designed to get kids fired up about math. Participants will build things, run and jump, make music – even make a mess – while making new friends and increasing their understanding of math.

Registration isn’t required and participants don’t need to attend every club meeting – but they’ll probably want to! Here’s what we have planned:

January 10: Glow-in-the-Dark City

Take geometry to the next level! Learn to recognize some important 3-D shapes, then build a giant skyscraper of glow sticks and Styrofoam balls.

January 17: Crazy 8s Race

Play a brand new board game: roll dice to travel around a figure 8, and bring on
your teammates when the numbers match. Let’s see who makes it to 8 x 8 first!

January 24: Funny Money

Have fun comparing coins, buying prizes with them, and finally winning them in an extreme version of Rock, Paper, Scissors!

January 31: Beach Ball Party

Use our star-studded beach ball to play volleyball, then go gaga chucking the ball against targets to score points. This is a party you won’t want to miss!

For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.

Date of publication

Wednesday, January 04, 2017