Fourth Year for Home School Math Day

by Amy Radwanski, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University will host Home School Math Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Apple 117 and 119 at 8:30 a.m. 

Lori Ferguson, assistant professor of education, along with junior and senior education methods students, will host home-schooled students and their parents to learn math through a constructivist method and look at different curriculums at Cedarville’s Curriculum Materials Center.

In the constructivist method, students construct their own knowledge with the aid of a teacher rather, than being told the information or concept. The requirement for the student teachers’ lesson has increased over time. They must implement this strategy consistently as they work in small groups to plan and teach a lesson station. 

Alaina Jones, a senior studying special education, said, “The experience provides a higher level of learning and application of methods for us as student teachers. We are able to practice adapting lessons to fit a variety of students.” 

The Home School Math Day program began four years ago with 15 participants and now runs each semester. This fall, 38 elementary and middle school students will participate in the event.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 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.