A lack of sufficient mathematical skill and understanding can affect a student’s ability to make critically important educational, life, and career decisions. For students who have dropped out in Leon County, it was found that passing the End-of-Course exams was often the largest hurdle, in particular the Algebra 1 End-of-Course exam. However, for most students, deficiencies in math begin long before they must prepare to take exams in Algebra 1.
This year in Leon County, UWBB will launch the MathPals program to match caring mentors one-to-one with 3rd grade children who are struggling in math. The MathPals curriculum will encourage students to master skills through exploration of math in the real world, collaborative learning, and independent practice.
Become a MathPals mentor and make a difference in our community:
- Mentors are matched one-to-one with a 3rd grade student;
- Mentors choose the school and day that best fits their schedule;
- Mentors report during the after school setting for one hour a week during the school year;
- Mentors utilize a customized math curriculum created in partnership with the Leon County School District;
- Mentors receive training from UWBB and the School District (includes required Level II background check and fingerprint screening).
MathPals School Schedule 2016-2017
- Ruediger Elementary School — Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm
- Sealey Elementary Math & Science Magnet School –Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm
For more information and to register to become a MathPals mentor, contact Charlotte Rice at email@example.com or 850-999-6000.Back to Education