Buddies4math

Buddies4math

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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Scratch programing at B4M: Two new classes this year !




The  pilot program to teach Scratch programing to 4th & 5th graders in Castro elementary school in May 2013 was a huge success. The students were excited to create stories, animations and games. Working closely with Erika Navarro, Beyond the Bell Supervisor at Mountain View-Whisman School district, we are excited to introduce two new offerings this year.

We will be working with Fourth and fifth graders in Castro School to teach scratch programing. Scratch
We are also excited to offer for the first time a Scratch programing class at Crittendon Middle School, Mountain View.

Stay tuned for session dates and times ...