Math24 is a popular PEC program for students in grades 3-6. This year, we are really in need of a volunteer in order to have this program. Below is a description of the volunteer role and time commitment. If you think you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Math 24 program typically starts in mid-January, meeting with students one time per week to allow them time to practice playing the Math 24 game. No experience is required and you don’t have to be good at math. Math 24 just has cards with 4 numbers on them, and the idea is to come up with how to make 24 out of the 4 numbers, using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. The adult coordinator is simply there to help get the students into grade level groups and supervise their behavior. The game is very easy and Sherri Wexler would be happy to show whoever takes over the program how to play. Ideally, it would be nice to have at least two parent volunteers there to help with supervision.
The person in charge can decide when the practices are, but last year they were after school from 2:20-3:00 one day per week. The kids met for about 12-14 weeks (when you take into consideration holidays and spring break). Last year there was a very large group at the beginning, but in the end, there were around 25-30 students who came regularly. The program ends at the beginning of May, when there is a district tournament.
There is also an option to attended 2 meetings with other Math 24 coordinators from other local schools, which can help you learn what other schools are doing.
If you have an interest in helping this program remain at PEC, please email email@example.com