School Based Enrichment Programs

Opportunities Available for Fall 2014

The NUMB3RS Project

Stonehill students involved in the NUMB3RS Project are given the unique opportunity to think in new ways about the teaching and learning of mathematics. Working as teams, Stonehill students are challenged to design and then implement mathematics activities and problems of their own creation. Through these six-week experiences they learn not only about the power and beauty of mathematics, but also about best practices in mathematics education.

Through exposure to projects that employ mathematics in non-traditional ways, the goal of the NUMB3RS Project is to move the thinking of both Stonehill students, and the PK-12 students we work with, beyond rote memorization to the development of deep conceptual understanding of BIG IDEAS in mathematics.

The NUMB3RS Project is a series of programs supported through a grant to Stonehill College from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Three Unique Opportunities for Fall 2014

The NUMB3RS Project: Avon

The NUMB3RS Project: Avon is an after-school program offered at the Butler Elementary School in Avon, Massachusetts. Throughout these six-week programs, Stonehill students will collaboratively design and implement a series of mathematical tasks designed to explore problem solving with students in grades 4 – 6.

During the fall of 2014 we are recruiting for two sessions; one meets Mondays and one meets Wednesdays. Sessions are one hour and run from 3 to 4 pm at Butler Elementary School in Avon, MA. Each session will be led by three Stonehill students (in conjunction with your faculty advisors).

You should be prepared to leave campus by 2:15 and you will return by 4:30 pm. In addition to school based sessions, you will be required to meet as a team (alongside your faculty advisor) to plan for each session. Stonehill students will receive a stipend at the completion of the program.

The NUMB3RS Project: School on Wheels

The NUMB3RS Project: School on Wheels is program designed in collaboration with School on Wheels of Massachusetts – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of students impacted by homelessness in South Shore communities. Through this six-week program, Stonehill students will work collaboratively with Jacquelyn Hylton (the Education Director of SOWMA) and their Stonehill advisor to design and implement a “math contest or challenge” for students involved in School on Wheels in grades K-12. Stonehill students will be responsible for all aspects of the program’s design and implementation, including judging the contest and choosing winners.

In order to participate during the fall of 2014 you need to be available on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to visit SOWMA program sites. Additionally, you will be required to meet as a team (alongside the Education Director and your faculty advisor). Stonehill students will receive a stipend at the completion of the program.

For more information on School on Wheels please see their website: http://www.schoolonwheelsofmass.org/.

The “Virtual” NUMB3RS Project

The “Virtual” NUMB3RS Project is just that ‘virtual’. Through participation in this six-week program, Stonehill students will create and curate mathematical materials that explore problem solving in an online world. Using a full-featured learning management system (Blackboard) and state of the art video production facilities, students will develop electronic content that presents important mathematical concepts in innovative and engaging ways. Students will be able to access the material any time of the day or night from any location with internet connectivity. Upon completion, modules will be made available to students and tutors at School on Wheels of Massachusetts.

In order to participate during the fall of 2014 you need to be available on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Additionally, you will be required to meet as a team (alongside your faculty advisors). Stonehill students will receive a stipend at the completion of the program.

How to Apply

Download and complete the School Based Enrichment Program Application, then print the entire document. Sign and submit the completed application to Karen L. Anderson, Education Department (E104). Late applications will not be considered.

Students may apply for more than one program or for more than one night (e.g. NUMB3RS Project: Avon). However, PLEASE COMPLETE A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH PROGRAM.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for spring placements are due by noon on the first Friday in November.
  • Applications for fall placements are due by noon on the first Friday in April.