Young students scattered across the college campus as they learned hands on math in a scavenger hunt at the campus of of University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
More than 100 sixth grade students who are high performing solved problems well above their grade level in algebra, geometry, ratios, and differential equations. And they had fun doing it!
UL – Lafayette’s Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle program sponsors the “Math Adventure” scavenger hunt. It was a reunion for students who had connected with each other over the summer at math camp. Students competed to solve the most problems during the day.
“They were so excited to see each other this morning,” said Katie Boudreaux, a math teacher at Belle Place Middle School in New Iberia. “A lot of them don’t go to the same schools, so it was really neat for them to catch up.
The aim of the program is to reach high performing students in lower performing schools from Lafayette, Vermilion and Iberia parishes, so that they have an opportunity to be sufficiently challenged and encouraged.