GSEAP Makes Math Mighty Exciting

Submitted by Meredith Guinness, Assistant Director, Media Relations on March 4, 2011

The drumming stopped around her, but fifth-grader Paige Penn was still grooving on her solo conga.

“Oops,” she said, looking around at her classmates and laughing. “I was in the moment.”

The impromptu December drum circle was part of a lively on-campus meeting of the Mighty Math Club, an afterschool math program for elementary school children in several schools from Fairfield to New Haven. Started about six years ago by Dr. Jennifer Goldberg, associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, club members rank in the hundreds and some schools have a waiting list of students clamoring to get in.

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