‘Amazing Race’ event uses math challenges
Students were treated to pizza as they were divided into different color teams. After dinner, they were off. Working together, they had to work their way around the school by answering math problems and creatively solving challenges.
Some of the challenges involving stacking Reese’s Cups with chop sticks or moving rolls of toilet paper through hula hoops.
At each location, students had to first solve the challenge in order to receive the math problem to solve. Once they answered the problem correctly, they were given the next location to visit — usually on the opposite end of the school. As students were rushing to each location, they were not allowed to run. If they were caught running by one of our many chaperones, they were frozen for one minute.
Each team had the opportunity to visit 15 different locations over the 90-minute event. The 1st and 2nd place teams were awarded gift cards compliments of Chik Fil A.
The event was made possible by GBMS National Junior Honor Society volunteers, GBHS Mu Alpha Theta volunteers, Mrs. Duffy’s math student volunteers, Chick Fil A and the GBE PTA.