April is national “Math Awareness Month.” To celebrate and engage our students and community around real-life Math Applications, the Thurston County Chamber Education Committee is promoting our 10th annual “Math for Life” VIRTUAL event for students in Griffin, Olympia, North Thurston, Rochester, Tenino, Tumwater, and Yelm school districts. In 2019, we had over 1,000 students participate in this event!


Mark your calendar for Math for Life 2021, April 5th, 2021 – April 18th, 2021.


What to expect as a business:

  • You will have access to your online Business Profile
  • From there, you will be able to upload a logo, website, brief company description as well as an optional video to upload


Why Businesses Participate

“I’ve been doing Math for Life from the beginning because:

  • It’s great fun!
  • It really helps the kids understand that ‘Math is a life skill – not just an academic subject.”
  • It’s GREAT for business: Many parents ‘discover’ Cabinets by Trivonna. They come back when they need a new Kitchen”

-Ross Irwin, Cabinets by Trivonna.


Need a fun, contactless activity to do over spring break? Check out Math for Life!




“I get to choose the where to go on the map, and I really like answering Math questions from the businesses.”

– Kendall Hooper

Math for Life’s goal is to promote real-life math skills through a program that connects the business community and education. Go on a scavenger hunt to local businesses in our region and find out how they use math! Out of town for the week of spring break? You still have a chance to win, Math for Life runs from April 5th – April 18th, 2021.

Students who participate from Griffin, Olympia, North Thurston, Rochester, Tenino, Tumwater and Yelm School Districts and some private schools have an opportunity to Win great Prizes.

One grand prize winner will be selected from each of Griffin, Olympia, North Thurston, and Tumwater school districts to win a Kindle Fire!


How to Participate:

  1. Students in K-12 are eligible to participate.
  2. Parents will register for their student(s)
  3. Students will then have access to their own Math for Life virtual event.
  4. Visit at least 5 of the local businesses listed on the virtual Math for Life Platform.
  5. Tell your Teacher you participated in Math for Life, and you will be entered to win prizes and possibly a Kindle Fire Tablet!




To Submit Your Math for Life Documents

-No need to submit any paperwork. All students will be acknowledged based on their virtual participation.

Call your Member Services Representative at the Chamber for information regarding sponsorship. 360.357.3362

*Sponsorships assist with supporting the cost of the Math for Life event, which is free to students and parents.


Parents and Students, please make sure to let your teacher know you participated in the virtual event by April 18th to receive your prize.

Thank you 2021 virtual participating businesses:

Alicia Sanders Insurance & Financial Services
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of SW WA
Brandman University – Lacey Campus
Cabinets by Trivonna
Caliber Home Loans
City of Yelm
Cut Rate Auto Parts
Edward Jones – Dirk Farrar, Financial Advisor
Eric Zabala State Farm
First Citizens Bank
Geneva Woods Health Supplies
Greene Realty Group
Holistic Home Group Kristy Woodford
Homestreet Bank
Hometown Property
Hooper Financial Services
Kinetic Dance
Kozy’s South Bay
LOTT Clean Water Alliance/WET Science Center
Olympia Federal Savings
Olympia Federal Savingss
Olympia Furniture Company
Olympia Orthopaedics Associates
Panowicz Jewelers
Paramount Martial Arts
Port of Olympia
Saint Martins University
SCJ Alliance
Sequoia’s Treehouse
Sgt Hart’s BBQ Sauce
South Sound YMCA
TAGS Awards & Specialties
The Firs Senior Living
Thurston County Chamber
Twinstar Credit Union
Visiting Angels
Weichert, Realtors® Reynolds Real Estate
Wells Fargo


Yelm Community Schools