Peru State Presents Math and Science Brain Quest Program for Area Elementary Students
(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) School of Education recently sponsored 65 elementary students from Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinhauer (HTRS), Pawnee City and Southeast Consolidated in the college’s third Math and Science Brain Quest program.
Under the instruction of PSC Elementary Education Instructors Gina Bittner and Ryan Knippelmeyer, PSC math and science methods students used the Nebraska State Standards for Mathematics and Science to plan activities with the goal of helping young students realize that math and science are life-long skills that can also be applied in fun and engaging ways.
Third grade students, along with a few second graders, made their way through six rotations during the program. Activities were based on six key areas, including fractions, measurement, geometry and spatial concepts, life science, weather and the five senses. Activities within those concepts ranged from measuring objects on a “measurement scavenger hunt” to building their own “fractional pizza.”
Associate Dean of Education Jodi Kupper said, “The School of Education places a high priority on collaboration with area P-12 school districts, and we enjoyed hosting these elementary students and their teachers on our campus for the Math and Science Brain Quest. The event will be a featured part of our elementary education program each semester.”