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.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Week of Oct 17.....

We were back in Castro school working with 4th & 5th graders. 5th graders were working with their buddies on fractions, division and multiplication. We started with a round of bingo led by Neil S and then  Ian, Xilin, Rayan, Pratik, Auston and I  set up different game stations to work with the fifth graders. Our fifth graders had to brush up on their division and multiplying fractions. Our games helped provide much needed practice in these concepts.

Sreya along with Ashmita led the Scratch session for fourth graders. The All About me project was introduced to the fourth graders. Excited to create something that represented themselves, there were loud discussions, engaged conversations and many collaborations between the students to get the perfect background, a new sprite, motion blocks, text and sound to their project. Next week, Sreya will be organizing a walk through the All About Me projects so students can share and see what others have created.