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Keep Calm / Hack Math

#HWYTYYS + The Idea Lab

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Keep Calm / Hack Math

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Current educators in local K-12 schools.
5 Tickets Ended Free  
Current students in local preK-12 schools
5 Tickets Ended Free  
Parents, poets, artists, astronauts and everyone in between who believes in our mission and is willing to get their hands dirty to make word problems kids want to solve.
3 Tickets Ended Free  

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Math Class Needs a Makeover

So we're giving it one! Keep Calm / Hack Math is a two-hour mini-hackathon for creative educators and curious learners to re-imagine traditional math word problems.

Here's how it works:

1. Teachers bring traditional math word problems

2. We challenge our participants to team up and bring them to life

3. We share the results with the world here!


What's an example of a reimagined math word problem?

Before ==> After


5:00 - 5:10    Teachers "pitch" the word problems they want to hack

5:10 - 5:30    Teams form - begin brainstorming and storyboarding 

5:30 - 6:45    Making / filming / editing (our Pros will provide support)

6:45 - 7:00    Screening of re-imagined word problems (followed by dinner!)


We love experimenting with media, technique and narrative. The word problems chosen each hackathon are simply a springboard for the creative expression of participants. Join us! 

What to bring:

@Teachers: bring your laptop and a word problem you want to hack

(bonus: we will have students in the room to help design and test the re-imagined problems - so feel free to invite a couple of your own students. They can register using the "Learner" registration option above.)

@Makers and @Students: bring your creativity!

Have questions about Keep Calm / Hack Math? Contact #HWYTYYS + The Idea Lab

When & Where

The Idea Lab @ St. Martin's Episcopal School
225 Green Acres Road
Metairie, LA 70003

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

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#HWYTYYS + The Idea Lab

#HWYTYYS (How Would You Teach Your Younger Self?) organizes monthly challenges for curious learners and creative educators to reimagine word problems.

Learn more at: http://hwytyys.edlab.co

The Idea Lab at St. Martin's Episcopal School is at the forefront of education, Inspiring and empowering innovators of all ages to be creative, collaborative problem-solvers through learning and applying design thinking.

Learn more at: http://the-idea-lab.org

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