May 01, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
About 100 students of Pine Tree Elementary School in Monroe, N.Y. enjoyed learning from 34 Mount Saint Mary College students at the recent Family Math Night.
About 100 eager children of Pine Tree Elementary School in Monroe, N.Y. and their families had a blast with mathematics, thanks to dedicated teacher-candidates from Mount Saint Mary College.
More than 30 Mount students lent their skills to the college’s latest Family Math Night. Held periodically at area schools, Family Math Nights give Mount students unique fieldwork experience as they serve their community.
Faculty advisors for the event were Lee Fothergill, Kathleen Venable, and Sarah Winden, mathematics.
Preparing the Mount’s pre-service math teachers is a top priority for Mount mathematics professors.
“The more often they’re in front of students, the more comfortable they are going to be in their student teaching and in their own classrooms,” said Fothergill.
Strong faculty and small classes, along with state-of-the-art equipment, helps prepare Mount students for careers in educational technologies, networking, web technologies, and more. For future math teachers, a SMART board develops skills required for New York State assessments.
Students graduating with Mathematics and Information Technology degrees work as financial analysts, actuaries, bank managers, statisticians, researchers, programmers, teachers, and in other fields.