Livermore Students Take a Math Trip to Downtown Livermore
June 24, 2021 - Livermore, CA - If you see students lingering around City buildings and businesses and you hear words like “how many” or “how high” you are witnessing a math adventure in action. Welcome to Math Passport, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s (LVJUSD) summer math game. Designed for grades TK-5, Math Passport will take our students (and their families) into the Livermore community to solve math problems.
Students will visit 10 locations, each of which will have its own grade level appropriate math problem related to the location they are visiting. The adventure will begin at the Civic Center Library. Once the problem is solved, all nine remaining locations will be unlocked and the journey begins! You may see students outside near the Bankhead Theater, the fire station, the Donut Wheel, and other spots that they will discover as they work through the app.
LVJUSD Math Teachers on Special Assignment collaborated with the district Utilizing New and Innovative Technologies in Education (UNITE) team to develop the Math Passport game in the TaleBlazer app blending geocaching with solving math problems to engage and encourage students to keep their math skills fresh over the summer.
“Each summer our students participate in the Library’s Summer Reading Game, and this summer we are encouraging them also to have fun with Math Passport, to keep both reading and math skills sharp,” said Kelly Bowers, LVJUSD Superintendent. “We are grateful to the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) for sponsoring this project.”
As students are brushing up on their math skills, we hope the families will learn a bit more about what Downtown Livermore has to offer! The Math Passport summer math adventure will run through August 12, 2021. For more information, FAQ’s or to check out a tablet, visit livermoreschools.org/mathpassport.