JACKSON TWP. The kids visiting the Marshmallow Math program at the Jackson Township Branch Library on March 9 learned different ways to apply math using miniature marshmallows.
Terry Tocchi, the children’s librarian at the branch, said that the basis of the workshop was to use the marshmallows to explore math using a different method.
“It’s a fun way to experiment with basic math concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division,” Tocchi said. “Then we’ll explore some geometry concepts by building shapes using the marshmallows and toothpicks.”
The kids attending had a worksheet to with instructions for exercises such as stacking six marshmallows into a pile and then dividing the pile into two piles or three piles. Some of the geometry structures included building a pyramid, prism, tetrahedron or cube.
Joanna Brooks brought her three children, Katelyn, Alexis and Logan, from Canton South to participate and said, “We love to visit this library, the librarians are always helpful and friendly and we like the area in general.”
The Marshmallow Math class was open to kids kindergarten through fifth grade. It was part of the children’s programming offered at the Jackson Library. For a listing of more events offered, visit the website at https://starklibrary.org/home/locations/jackson-township-branch/.