First HHS 'Math Day' held
First HHS 'Math Day' held
Ken McLemore, Hope Public Schools
Wednesday, February 14 2018

HOPE – Students in grades 9-11 participated in a “Math Day” on the Hope High School campus on Wednesday.

Judee Gunter, math specialist and instructional facilitator, said the day-long program involved “hands on” activities for students.

“All students in grades nine through 11 participate by rotating through stations led by students in Dr. Zechariah Hurdle’s ‘Math for Teachers II’ class at Southern Arkansas University,” Gunter said. “They do hands-on activities designed to show our students that math can be interesting and engaging.”

Math station activities included practical applications of rational and irrational numbers; math in engineering; geometry theory; probabilities theory; and money math.

“Our students see college students who like math,” Gunter said. “At the end of the day our students attended presentations from the various programs at HHS in preparation for making their course requests for the 2018-2019 school year.”

Participating with Dr. Hurdle were Angela Stanford, and SAU students Will McGee, Jordyn Lemans, and Haylee Middleton.