HS Students Teach Second-Graders Math Skills

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Second-grade students at Cherry Lane Elementary School got a special lesson in mathematics on June 2 when 40 high school students in the Math Honor Society visited their classrooms.

This was the first time that Cherry Lane and the Math Honor Society, advised by Caryl Lorandini, teamed up to create an afternoon of math learning fun.

“This event is about teaching, having fun and a love of mathematics,” said Lorandini.

During the event, the high school students held five group lessons where they taught the second-graders math skills through age-appropriate games and rewards. Among the games were math bingo, timed math tests, coin counting and a measuring scavenger hunt.

“We wanted to get younger kids excited about math,” said Math Honor Society President Katie Caramanica, who, along with Math Honor Society Secretary Maria Grima, planned the event.

“Through games and rewards, we are helping to build math concepts and enforce what they have already learned,” said Grima.

Fellow Math Honor Society member Sahil Kadakia added, “It is exciting to be here and teach math in a stress-free environment just before summer.”

Cherry Lane Principal Marilyn Manfredi was thrilled to welcome the Math Honor Society students into her school.  “We are looking forward to these productive and meaningful math workshops,” she said.