by Hannah Fair, Student Public Relations Writer
Homeschool students in the Miami Valley will have an opportunity to connect with educators from Cedarville University during Homeschool Math Day on Monday, Feb. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Apple Technology Resource Center.
At Homeschool Math Day, home-schooled students are taught math lessons by Cedarville early childhood education students. This free event is held every semester, as a required part of Cedarville’s Methods of Early Childhood Mathematics course.
Students in preschool through fourth grade will explore mathematical concepts at various stations through age-appropriate games, activities and mini-lessons. More than 80 students are expected to attend. Twelve Cedarville students will gain teaching experience through the program.
— Sarah Moore
“Homeschool Math Day will help our students to gain real teaching experience,” said Lori Ferguson, assistant professor of education. “It is an opportunity for them to be as creative as they want without the confines of a school.”
“Homeschool Math Day was such a fun way to serve the surrounding home-school community,” said Sarah Moore, senior early education major. “The challenge to create a learning station that would engage and teach K-3 students was an excellent and practical learning experience for all the methods students involved. We love to teach, so it was awesome to have a chance to work with students of all ages and create something that made math fun!”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 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.