Feb 05, 2013

Columbia State Math Academy Is A Success

During the week of July 6, the Columbia Campus of Columbia State Community College hosted the Math for Life summer math academies, which provided an opportunity for middle school students to increase their knowledge of math through a series of fun interactive workshops that helped them learn to improve their academic performance by identifying strengths as a way to overcome academic challenges.

"Students received extensive information from certified math instructors on the need to master math skills in the area of percentages, addition, multiplication, division, subtraction, arithmetic, financial skills, finance, and basic math," said Christa Martin, Assistant to the President for Access & Diversity. "Our goal was for them to have fun, learn fundamentals, and imagine their future in math."

CAPTION: Middle School Participants in the "Math For Life" summer academy at Columbia State Community College. Pictured are: FRONT ROW (left to right): Richard Lassiter, Tyler Lampley, Corrie Campbell, Saliethia Ogilvie, Manuel Moreno, Kendra L. White (Columbia State student) SECOND ROW (left to right): Tyler Harrison, Nicholas Dawson, Preston Parks, Kandice Embler, Matthew Tello, Maurice Johnson. THIRD ROW (left to right): LaRod Williams, Jullian Dawson, Chris Martin,Meredeth McCoy (Columbia State instructor of mathematics), Tammy Worley (Hickman County Middle School teacher). BACK ROW (left to right): Yolanda Ogilvie (Columbia State academic mapping coach), Christa S. Martin (Columbia State assistant to president of access and diversity), Allison Rial (Columbia State student), Richard Hardison (Columbia State associate professor of mathematics).