Sequoyah Elementary School students make board games using math concepts

Time is running out in the Knox County Schools school year. But one teacher is keeping her students engaged.
Published: May. 19, 2021 at 6:41 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 9:36 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Time is running out in the Knox County Schools school year. But one Sequoyah Elementary School teacher is keeping her students engaged by making their own board games using math.

Abby Freeman’s third grade students applied math concepts they’ve learned this year to real world problems including making their own board games.

“They have been so engaged and excited on these projects that they’re not just doing it because Ms. Freeman says to do it. It’s because they want to do it and they want to be successful with it,” said Freeman.

Some of the key skills they’ve learned this year include multiplication, fractions and area and perimeter.

“I like making the game board. It’s like fun trying to make the game board and how every single detail of it,” said Romeo Passante, a third grade student.

Even though the school year is close to being over, she’s challenged these students to stay focused on what they’ve learned over the year.

“I think I’m going to remember it for a very long time,” said Hogan Honeycutt, a third grader.

She’s also tasked her students with making tiny homes using area and perimeter and budgeting for a summer vacation.

“I feel excited that we get to make our own board game for students the next year to play,” said Ella Buehler, another third grader.

Students will also play their own board games in the final days of the school year.

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