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  • Super Summer Math Camp shows student math can be fun

  • Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Dover played host to a group of campers and volunteers this weeks. Super Summer Math Camp is a program spearheaded by Jenee Gueh, a teacher at Kingdom Christian academy.Gueh is hoping that the camp will show students that math can be fun. Eighteen children from first through fifth grade turned out for the five day camp.
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  • Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Dover played host to a group of campers and volunteers this weeks. Super Summer Math Camp is a program spearheaded by Jenee Gueh, a teacher at Kingdom Christian academy.Gueh is hoping that the camp will show students that math can be fun. Eighteen children from first through fifth grade turned out for the five day camp.
    "Math is one of those things that is lacking in urban areas," Gueh said. "This is an effort to get children to think differently and to consider math as something fun."
    Over the course of the week camp volunteers aimed to reinforce math skills in students through games and instruction. Each day of the camp had a different theme. On Monday students were evaluated and sorted into groups based on their tests.
    Tuesday was space math and children learned how NASA astronauts use math in space. On Wednesday students learned about how geometry can be used in sports. Thursday was bank math day. Instructors taught about finance and how it is used in everyday life. Friday students learned about how math and music are related.
    In the afternoon students were taught about world hunger. They analyzed the problem of hunger in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The instructors related it back to math by asking the students to study and analyze statistics regarding world hunger.
    "We look at a lot of statistics and how we utilize food," Gueh said. "We look at how we can give to others and at how much we have and how much they don't have and how we can make that more even."
    The students will put together presentations with graphs, charts and statistics regarding world hunger and what they learned, which will be presented on Friday.
    Trina Thompson is a teacher at Academy of Dover who volunteered her time at the camp.
    "Sometimes when students get out of the class room and into a different environment they may not feel as intimidated and they may respond to it in a fun way," Thompson said. "It helps them to utilize math better and make real life connections with it."

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