Monday, June 16, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - More than 30 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 jungle theme and the Westminster students (pre-service teachers) provided the students and families with games and technology applications, including Apps and website games that they could use to practice mathematics topics at school and home. Pre-service teachers from Early Childhood Practicum, Special Education Practicum and student- teachers at Union Elementary School co-planned this event.
"Math night is a beneficial opportunity for all involved," said Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of mathematics education/special education. "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."
Contact Lynch at 724-946-7185 or email for more information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.