Dr Judy Crates, Principal Castro School says:

Testimonial :
"Buddies4Math offers Castro at-risk students the opportunity to experience math as a recreational activity, not just a class at school. Dedicated volunteers from local middle and high schools work in small group activities in math concepts and applications with third and fourth graders every Friday afternoon. Our students look forward to the session and it's amazing to see how excited and engaged they are in math. Not only has the program changed student's attitudes and improved their confidence about math, but their math achievement on state tests has also improved. Our Latino students gained 64 points on the API last year, contributing to a 43 point gain for the school."
Dr Judy Crates, Principal Castro School.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scratch session with 4th & 5th graders in Castro school

We met on three wednesdays in May  to introduce 4th and 5th graders to Scratch. The students were challenged to create a Scratch project in 60 minutes. Enthused and excited, they worked collaboratively to create and help each other in their projects. The pilot was a big success. Stay tuned for a new Buddies4math program to teach Scratch in the Fall.