My child has attended Saturday Morning Math for the last three years. He loves it! The positive attitude and teaching skills of the instructors are the main reason my child keeps wanting to come back. He always had an aptitude for math and Saturday Morning Math took that raw talent and polished him into a star pupil. The instructors demonstrate that math is fun, challenging and rewarding when you meet the challenge. I only wish there was a summer program to keep my child’s skills up and prepare him for the next grade.
My children look forward to the classes as they like it a lot.
Delaware parent of 3 – ages 10, 8, and 7
My son, (3rd grade) who attended last year was explaining the program to my kindergartener. He said, “Saturday math is so much fun and worth waking up early on a stay home date. You get to do fun math games, work on the computer and the class is in a real University of Delaware classroom!”
As a parent the sessions are wonderful because the teachers are amazing and really know how to engage the kids and make math fun. The first year my son did Saturday math he was struggling a little and math was not fun. Saturday math changed that so much that the first thing he asked after the last class was if he could do it again! UD’s Saturday Math program is a hidden gem in the community!”
“My twins, age 7, have been participating in the Saturday Math program for over a year and thoroughly enjoy it! The program has helped them to relate real-life experiences to math concepts and has made math “fun.” They have (and continue to) grow increasingly comfortable with numbers and math concepts through both the instructional classroom setting and the computerized math activities. The teachers are incredibly friendly and very supportive. You really feel their interest in helping the children to learn and succeed. I can’t wait until my toddler is old enough to participate!”
My son participated in the University of Delaware’s SAT Math program last winter and spring with Kathleen Giordano as his teacher. The first session for the first graders included a trip down the school hall to measure out the length of a blue whale using dozens of rulers and an extra long tape measure. This was followed up later in the year by a story comparing sizes of a blue whale, a mountain, the sun and the largest visible star. That is a glimpse of the macrocosmic side of things. On the microcosmic side, there were adventures in measuring everyday items in the room around them. Other adventures included exploring probability by way of counting out the frequency of rainbow-colored candies in little snack-packs the children got to keep and eat. Not only that, but we discovered a wealth of online fun math games. Our family favorite is still Fireboy and Watergirl, which we continue to play from home. The program brought a lot of fun and joy into our lives. Thank you to the teachers and the families involved!