Education student working with elementary school students

School of Education hosts homeschool math day

by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer


Cedarville University’s School of Education will host a free homeschool mathematics day on October 6 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Apple Technology Resource Center.

More than 150 homeschool students and their families are expected to participate, nearly twice as many as last semester. Students in preschool through eighth grade will explore mathematical concepts at various stations through age-appropriate games, activities and mini-lessons.

“Homeschooled students like to learn math in different ways, and they have a chance to work with larger groups of kids with whom they can share mathematical ideas,” said Lori Ferguson, assistant professor of education. “They can be with their friends, have fun and walk away learning something new.”

Fourteen Cedarville early childhood education majors and four middle childhood education majors will design and facilitate stations for the homeschooled students. The homeschool mathematics day is held every semester as a required part of Cedarville’s methods of mathematics course.

The math day began more than six years ago when Ferguson connected the methods her students were learning with homeschooled children in the community.

“I thought it would be a great idea for my students to practice on real kids instead of each other,” explained Ferguson. “Everyone involved in the event loved it, so we have kept it going each semester.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 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. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.