program that uses innovative teaching strategies to
eliminate fear of math and make learning fun.
one of the Palm Beach County year-end math games design contests,
Maria, a fourth grader who won first place with her game, said
she collaborated with her dad, who is a roofer. Maria wants to
be a teacher when she grows up.
A third grade
prize winner, Rodly Desronvil, a student from Haiti said, "Math
is my favorite subject now, because it can do a lot of things
for you, like making change and adding up your grocery bills."
Rodly's father is a minister, but Rodly wants to be a lawyer who
"can help poor people" when he grows up. Rodly says
his father helped him handle the wood for his game.
implementation of Project MIND has become a viable tool enabling
students and teachers to further develop their creativity in Mathematics."
- Deborah L. Stevens, Principal, Palm Springs Elementary School,
is little doubt that Shadowlawns Elementary's mathematics curriculum
has been enhanced from our adoption of Project MIND."
- Brenda J. Dawson, Principal, Shadowlawn Community School,
teachers are using competitive games with their students. Students
are very enthusiastic as they compete against each other. It is
amazing to see kindergarten students participating in mental math."