Kerr families learn math strategies


By Kristy D. Carter - [email protected]



A first grade L.C. Kerr student shows his mother skills he has learned during math at Tuesday night’s Math Night.


Students were able to explain math strategies to their families during L.C. Kerr’s Math Night.


One of the many foundations of learning is math and administration and staff and L.C. Kerr Elementary School are working hard to make learning fun, all while helping families learn ways to assist students in math skills.

The local elementary school hosted Math Night April 5 as a way to provide families with an hour of education and collaboration with families and teachers to assist families in helping students improve in their math skills. During the event, first grade teachers introduced the first grade math curriculum to parents, while giving them tools to use when assisting children with homework or tutoring.

“We are so excited about hosting our LCK Family Math Night,” L.C. Kerr principal Jennifer Pope said. “This was a wonderful opportunity for our families to come out and gain a better understanding of math strategies being presented in the classroom. Teachers also work with families to prepare activities that can be used at home to practice these essential skills.”

According to Faith Jackson, community liaison for Clinton City Schools, the purpose of the event was to present math strategies to parents that students are responsible for learning. Parents were also introduced to staff and personnel involved in the math knowledge development of students.

Tuesday night’s event was a great opportunity for parents and family members to experience what a student is learning each day during math class, while students interacted with parents showing them strategies they have learned from their teachers.

“Research has shown that the more a family is aware and involved with a students’ learning, the better the students will do in school,” Clinton City Schools superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount said. “L.C. Kerr hosting a math night allowed parents an opportunity to get a glimpse of what the students are learning in math. Families in attendance were provided with valuable information, a take home activity, and experienced networking opportunities with other families.”

Teachers who took part in the event were Jessica Balltzglier, Kristin Allison, Faith Howell, Sarah Deese, Sandra Cannady, Savannah Anders, Ellen Willey, Whitney Dunn and Jenna King.

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By Kristy D. Carter

[email protected]

A first grade L.C. Kerr student shows his mother skills he has learned during math at Tuesday night’s Math Night.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Math-1.jpgA first grade L.C. Kerr student shows his mother skills he has learned during math at Tuesday night’s Math Night.

Students were able to explain math strategies to their families during L.C. Kerr’s Math Night.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Math-2.jpgStudents were able to explain math strategies to their families during L.C. Kerr’s Math Night.

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter at @SampsonInd. Like us on Facebook.

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