Students at Stapleton Elementary School started out math night, figuring out what water bottle would be ideal for their 26.2 mile adventure.
Then, they made their way from Hopkinton (cafeteria) to the finish line (gym).
The first-ever family math night at the Framingham elementary school had a Boston Marathon theme.
Organized by math coach and teacher Julie Gelardi, who has run the Marine Corps Marathon, the almost 100 students had to solve math problems in classrooms labeled Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline .
Just in case they needed some additional energy to fuel their brains, the PTO had juice and orange slices, as they neared the finish line.
A short race in the gym, and they earned their “mathlete” medal from Gelardi.
Fifth grader Michael Wolff said his favorite part of the night was using the Chrome books to search up the town’s along the marathon route. His sister Sara, who is a third grader, said she loved the entire event.
Earlier in the week, students were ready the book Rick’s Story: The Story of Rick Hoyt. The hoyt donated an autographed copy of the book to the elementary school.
UPDATED report – Originally posted at April 14, 6:15 p.m. Updated at 5:13 a.m. on April 15.