Giving Girls ‘Math Power’

Sarah Pacheco
Wednesday - February 03, 2010
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Sacred Hearts first-grader Shelby Wallen determines the weight of a pear. Photo courtesy of SHA.

Sacred Hearts Academy invites girls in junior-kindergarten through fourth grade to a free Math Power workshop from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The workshop is intended to get girls interested in math studies at an early age and to prepare parents on how best to help their daughters succeed in the subject.

“Encouraging girls at an early age to succeed in math is a building block for future school and career success,” said school head Betty White.


Girls can participate in two grade-appropriate sessions: planning a trip to Mexico using budgeting skills or creating edible play dough through mixing and measuring (grades 3-4); implementing counting, graphing, estimating and other math skills in either a bowling game or restaurant business (grades 1-2); creating fine arts and textiles (kindergarten); and learning number sense and geometric shapes through music, movement, literature and edible crafts (pre-K).

Parents who attend the workshop will participate in a panel led by Joseph Zilliox, a professor of mathematics education at UH, and learn how math has changed in today’s classroom.

To register, call 734-5058, ext. 262, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Parents also can visit to sign up or for more information.

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