Education Students to Hold Math Program for Fourth Graders

Spring break is over, but William Woods University education students will provide a taste of the tropical islands to dozens of elementary school children this week.

It’s all part of “Jammin’ with Numbers in Paradise,” a series of problem-solving activities designed to make math more fun and easier to understand.

On Thursday (March 31), the 11 students in the Math 351 (Teaching Elementary Math) class taught by Shari Means will play host to approximately 160-175 fourth graders from the three public elementary schools in Fulton.

The class has designed 11 problem-solving stations for the youngsters to tackle. They’ll guide the elementary school students through each station and help them come up with strategies to solve each problem.

“This will allow my students to practice the methods they’ve been learning in class,” Means said, adding that the fourth graders will benefit from practicing the skills required for the MAP test they are required to take later in the semester.

The tropical-themed stations will be set up in the multipurpose room of the Helen Stephens Sports Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bartley, Bush and McIntire elementary schools will each send students for 90-minute segments.