UW-Stevens Point program to help children with mathematics
​​Ann Kiefer, a mathematics lecturer and MAPPS instructor, works on a 
mathematical exercise with Joe Schoenberg of Plover, and his children,
Camille and Samuel.

A free, pilot program aimed at increasing children’s confidence and performance in mathematics is being offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The Math and Parent Partners Program (MAPPS) is for children of all ages, as well as their parents and teachers who want to learn effective ways to help students with math. It is being held Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 25 and April 1. Sessions will be offered in the UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point, and will focus on adults and children working together to solve problems. Participants may attend any of the sessions, but are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

This collaboration between the UW-Stevens Point Department of Mathematical Sciences and Office of Continuing Education focuses on understanding fractions, decimals and percent. Future MAPPS programs will center on other mathematical concepts.

UW-Stevens Point Mathematics Lecturer Ann Kiefer will lead sessions for children in fourth grade and up and their parents, as they take part in math games, activities and homework. Children in third grade and younger will be provided child care that uses math-centered activities. Pizza and snacks will be provided for both groups.

To register, go to www.uwsp.edu/conted and select “Attend a Conference or Workshop” then “Math and Parent Partners.” For more information, call Diana Wilcott at 715-346-3838 or dwilcott@uwsp.edu.


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