CA Math & Science Challenge! • K-6 STEM Sequence
If we want American math & science “athletes” to be stay competitive, we need to get every American child playing the game at a young age —giving them a lifelong Early Learning Advantage • “A good beginning ever ends… “
A Science and Information Technology Program modeled on the US Olympic Development Program.
Three steps to developing world-class math and science “athletes”:
Step 1: Get young children playing the “Game” of Math & Science–at a young age;
Step 2: Identify those with a true love for that game;
Step 3: Get them World-class Coaching in a Special Math & Science Learning Environment, an Active Learning Zone™.
TEACHERS NEED HELP to get more kids playing the game of math and science.
Teaching is tough! Especially teaching STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math). In fact a recent study identified significant obstacles elementary schools face when they try to create world class hands-on STEM programs.
What a year it’s been for us at CA Math & Science Challenge. Our mission to empower teachers with effective sTEm curriculum has begun in earnest with schools throughout San Diego County.
For instance, Ms. Bolling, the new head of the robotics program at Innovations Academy Charter: using a curriculum that included our Challenge Trees and Coaching/Assessment Checklists, Ms. Bolling helped every K-8 child experience some level of robotics programming at Innovations.
2nd Graders receive instruction for LOGO based Probot robots.
We have continued to support the wonderful teachers in our Hoover Cluster as they strengthen their own robotics Robotics programs.
What started out as an after school robotics programs is starting to work its way into the regular classroom schedule as teachers experience student growth in independent problem-solving skills, coding, mathematics, and engineering. The 3rd-5th grade students at this cluster had two opportunities to participate in weekend Challenge Event Tournaments: