Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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CHOICES Chapter FAMILY EVENT: Morning Math Games with Bad Drawings and Ben Orlin


Join the MCGT CHOICES Chapter on Saturday, April 9 at the Edina Community Center. 

Ben Orlin, of the awesome Math with Bad Drawings book, will be leading us through learning new go-anywhere games that ‘take a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.’  Attendance is limited, so register today!   

WHERE? Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road, Room 348.

WHEN? Saturday, April 9, 2022, 9:30-12:00.

WHO? Have a date with your kid, or bring the whole family.  Open to all MCGT CHOICES families and friends of our community.  The games are fun for a wide range of ages; younger kids may play alongside their parents rather than against them.  Check out the Wikipedia entry for Ultimate Tic Tac Toe for an example game we might play. 

HOW MUCH?  This event is FREE to MCGT CHOICES members.  A $5 donation (cash at the door) is requested from members of other MCGT chapters and guests.

HOW TO REGISTER?  Email Colleen at ColleenSchlieper @ gmail.com by Monday, April 4.  Tell us the number of adults and children attending.  Detailed parking and other information will be sent to registrants prior to the event. 

9:30 – Doors open, with coffee and juice available.  Say hello to familiar faces, introduce yourselves to others, and settle in.
9:50 – Welcome and announcements.
10:00 – Ben Orlin takes the podium to lead us through 90 minutes of fun.
11:30 – Social time.  Play another round of a new favorite game with a new friend.  Talk with each other and Ben.  Have a book signed if you like.*
12:00 – Go enjoy the rest of your Saturday! 

* Ben has generously offered to sign any of his books that you bring along.  He may also have a limited number of copies available for sale, including Math Games with Bad Drawings, which will be released just four days before our event.