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 11th annual Math for Life event for students in Griffin, Olympia, North Thurston, Tumwater, Yelm school districts, as well as private schools in Thurston County. In 2020, we had virtually had over 1,000 students participate in this event!

 

Don’t miss out on April 2022! Join students, parents and businesses within our Community for Math for Life 2022.

 

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 2022!

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 3rd and runs through April 16, 2022.

Students who participate from Griffin, Olympia, North Thurston, Rainier,  Rochester, Tenino, Tumwater and Yelm School Districts and some private schools have an opportunity to Win fun and cool prizes!

One grand prize winner will be selected from participating school districts to win a Kindle Fire!

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

How to Participate:

  1. Students in K-12 are eligible to participate.
  2. Visit at least 5 of the local businesses listed on the Math for Life Map.
  3. Have fun!
  4. Tell your Teacher you participated in Math for Life, and you will be entered to win prizes and possibly a Kindle Fire Tablet!

Please encourage and share information with your students about the advantages of why math is so important in everyday life and please encourage student participation in Math for Life 2022.

Businesses who would like to actively participate and support the youth in our Community, please click HERE or call your local Thurston County Chamber Membership Representative at (360) 357-3362.

*Sponsorships help support the cost of Math for Life, which is free to students and parents.

Thank you 2022 participating businesses:

Olympia Furniture Co
Port of Olympia
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, PLLC
Panowicz Jewlers
Gordon’s Garden Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Twinstar Credit Union
City of Yelm
Window Genie
The Firs Senior Community