Students and teachers are learning together at a summer math academy, and the results are that both are gaining skills and experience while having a lot of fun.
At Ponderosa Middle School, rising sixth through eighth graders joined with teachers in solving hands on problems such as solving perimeter and completing problems as part of a scavenger hunt.
Klamath Falls City Schools District is sponsoring their first summer Math Academy for three weeks, with the intent of not only keeping kids sharp with math skills, but also giving teachers a boost in teaching math.
Each day, the morning starts off with everyone singing a motivational song. Students then participate in two hours of math instruction. After the students complete the half day activities, teachers meet to discuss the strategies. More than 100 students are participating in the academy this year.
“It’s great to see the kids engaged,” said KFCS after school program coordinator Gayle Yamasaki. “It shows kids that there are a lot of right ways to learn and we’re just going to show you different ways that you can learn math that have some connections to the world.”