Math Circle Program for 5th and 6th Graders

by Shannon Eighmey, Public Relations Writer

Math Circle, a 14-week program designed to strengthen math skills for fifth- and sixth- grade students, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Cedarville University’s Engineering and Science Center.  There is no cost to enroll in the program, but space is limited to 12 students. Classes are from 3:30-5 p.m. each Tuesday.
Working with professors from Cedarville’s department of science and mathematics, students will solve math problems, play math games, and talk about unique math ideas.  Rather than a tutoring program, this class is designed to encourage young students and strengthen their math skills.
“A goal of the Math Circle is to inspire students to enjoy the challenge of solving novel math problems in ways that are new, clever and unexpected,” says Otis Wright, professor of math at Cedarville University. “We hope the Math Circle will help to inspire young students who are good at math to continue studying it, or mathematically related subjects in the future.”
Students who participate in the Math Circle are responsible for bringing their own supplies – pencil, eraser, and composition-style notebook. Calculators will not be used. Additionally, each student must bring the completed medical release form with them on the first day.
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Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,400 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.