Every parent knows the frustration of trying to help a child with a math problem when the teaching method is unfamiliar to the parent. And often, some of the most confusing math concepts for students are decimals, fractions and percents. The Unified School District of Antigo proposes to assist with solving that problem by offering MAPPS: Math and Parent Partners. MAPPS is a program developed at the UW-Stevens Point. The 8-week program, which will be offered on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 21, is directed by Dr. Andrea Knapp, the lead program developer at UWSP.
The no-cost program for parents and students in grades K-8 has been successfully offered at several area school districts to high praise from parents. USDA math teacher, Dallas Moe, will facilitate the sessions, and volunteers and teachers will man classrooms with math activities for students when they are not co-learning with their parents. Each of the elementary schools and middle school will be sending home flyers about the program. Registration is currently open, according to local program liaison, Quinn Novy, who also advises that refreshments will be available. Further information can be obtained from Novy or from the district office at 627-4355.