Tutor Corps has awarded the Spring 2016 Susan Lindquist Community Service Grant to Sreya Guha for MathUnboxed. With the award from Tutor Corps, we will be reaching out to other elementary schools in the Mountain View Whisman School district. A big thank you to Erika Navarro, Beyond the Bell Supervisor for being our advisor on this outreach effort.
We were able to distribute our MathUnboxed games to second and third graders. Each folder contains a set of take home math games for students to play with their families. Ethan Du & Lucy Volino also helped in distributing the MathUnboxed games.
Thanks to LACF E3 Youth grant for helping us pilot the program to second and third graders in Castro and Mistral elementary schools in Mountain View. A big thank you to Erika Navarro, Mountain View – Whisman School District for acting as our fiscal sponsor and helping us work with Beyond the Bell families in the district.
MathUnboxed is ready for distribution! Math take home packets were created for first, second and third grade students at Mariano Castro Elementary School and Gabriela Mistral Elementary School in Mountain View.
We have created 30 games for our first-third graders to take home and play with their families. Each MathUnboxed set is a file folder with math games and supplies like dice, deck of cards and markers for students to play with their families. We will be distributing them on March 11 when Beyond the Bell hosts a family event for Castro and Mistral families.
When we hosted Family Math night at Castro School, families enjoyed playing math games with their families. Math bingo games, multiplication toss up, addition card games, fraction and puzzles were popular with the families.
We decided to distribute MathUnboxed to second and third grade families in Castro Elementary and Mistral School in Mountain View.
Sreya met with Megan Marotta, Program Director of Building Futures Now (BFN) , a non profit that supports students from elementary school to college in East Palo Alto. With Ms Marotta’s encouragement and support, MathUnboxed will be provided to elementary students in the BFN program in 2016.
E-Cubed(E3) a youth philanthropy program of the Los Altos Community Foundation awarded Sreya Guha a grant to pilot MathUnboxed to students and their families at Mariano Castro Elementary School, Mountain View. Thank you to the E3 Leadership Board and Ms Herzog for critical seed funding to launch MathUnboxed!
We are partnering with Beyond the Bell, an after school program at Mountain View Whisman School district to provide MathUnboxed to their elementary students. Families playing math games at Castro School showcased the importance of providing support and math enrichment for families at home.
Sreya Guha, a freshman at Castilleja High School launches Math Unboxed. A tutor since 2010 at Mariano Castro Elementary School in Mountain View, she has been tutoring second through fifth graders in math in a student run after school program, Buddies4math. In addition to math tutoring at school, Sreya wanted to provide additional math enrichment opportunities for at-risk students. MathUnboxed was launched in November 2014!
Math Unboxed provides take home math games for underserved and at-risk elementary students in our communities. At the core of MathUnboxed is the belief that confidence and skill in math concepts can be built by playing math games. Learning does not have to stop outside the classroom. Parents and caregivers can play an important role in building math skills in their children. Our goal is to empower and support families who lack the resources to provide additional tutoring or enrichment to build self-esteem and confidence in math skills in their children.