Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017
More than 15 Westminster College early childhood/special education majors participated in a "Math Night" at Union Elementary School in New Castle during the spring Semester. The night included a carnival theme coordinated by pre-service teachers (Westminster students in Early Childhood Practicum), student-teachers at Union Elementary and Dani Brown 12’, a Westminster alumna with a BA in Early Childhood Education. Brown teaches 5th grade at Union Elementary School.
During Math Night, the pre-service teachers from Westminster facilitated games, STEAM activities and technology applications that the families could use to practice mathematics topics at school and home. Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of mathematics education at Westminster College, believes that Math Night is a beneficial opportunity for all involved.
"The elementary students and families are engaged in activities that that can be used at home to practice mathematics in a fun way, while the pre-service teachers get to learn in an authentic manner while providing a service to our local community," said Lynch.
For more information, contact Dr. Sararose Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org.