SAN DIEGO – Jan. 25, 2019 – Give me a “M” … for math education! On Thursday, Jan 24, 2019, more than 500 kids and parents filled Del Sur Elementary’s main hall for the fourth annual Mathnasium of 4S Ranch Math Night, participating in math and STEM-focused games and activities. The Del Sur Elementary PTA was just one of 35 recipients in the entire United States to receive a $1,000 grant from Mathnasium in partnership with the National PTA during the 2018-2019 academic year. The funds supported the Math Night and other items and programs related to the school’s STEM initiatives.
Mathnasium of 4S Ranch has hosted Math Night at Del Sur Elementary School for the past four years, and they hope to continue this annual tradition at the school. “Our Math Nights provide a unique opportunity for students and parents to work together on math games and activities for a hands-on learning experience like no other,” says Karen Lossing, Executive Director, Mathnasium of 4S Ranch. “We focus on building confidence in math for students of all skill levels in a way that is fun, engaging and inspirational. We also empower parents to support their children on the road to mastering math and developing a true love for the subject.”
Mathnasium of 4S Ranch Puts the ‘M’ in STEM education
Mathnasium was named the official “M” in the National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative in June 2016. As a founding sponsor, Mathnasium supports the National PTA in the deployment of STEM + Families Math Night Grants to 35 recipients in an academic year across the country. For over a decade, Mathnasium has provided math instruction to students in elementary through high school. It is the only learning center in the nation focused solely on math education to help students lessen the stress and fear they may experience around the subject. Mathnasium students grow more excited and confident about math – and their grades reflect that.
“Math Night participants see that math can be fun and learn to appreciate math again. As a former educator, school administrator, and a parent, these events are near and dear to my heart because I can see the transformation in just a few hours,” says Lossing who operates the neighborhood-based Mathnasium of 4S Ranch with her husband Steve, and daughter, Libby. “We believe in building a relationship with our students and their families and providing fun, trusting environments where our students can boost their confidence in math that then transcends to other areas of their life.”
How to Host a Mathnasium Math Night at Your School
Elementary schools interested in hosting a Math Night can connect with their local Mathnasium center in San Diego County. Math Nights are entirely free to the school and feature a number of games to engage both students and parents. They are a great way to support a school’s overall STEM/STEAM initiatives.
Visit mathnasium.com or call 877-601-MATH (6284) to find and contact a nearby Mathnasium to learn how to bring a Math Night to your school. Additionally, for more information on the PTA STEM + Families initiative and other grant opportunities visit pta.org for more information on how to get involved.
About Mathnasium of San Diego County
Mathnasium, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, has been transforming children’s lives since 2002. The proprietary Mathnasium Method™, developed through years of hands-on instruction and experience, teaches kids math in a way that makes sense to them—whether they need to catch up, keep up or get ahead. San Diego County is home to 18 Mathnasium learning centers with more than 1,000 learning centers throughout North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. For more information, visit www.mathnasium.com.