The academy is a joint venture involving Buffalo State's Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education (CEURE), General Motors Corporation, and Norland Research.
This Saturday morning tutoring program is staffed by BSC teacher candidates and centers around mathematical problem solving using graphing calculators, motion detectors, and robots. CEURE organizes the program, recruits and trains tutors, and assess the program. Buffalo State math education majors serve as tutors. About 80 Buffalo Public School students attend the program each year.
Students learn to use graphing calculators, and to understand the function of automobile robots. By determining how long to activate a robot, and by observing its speed and direction, students delve into ratios, proportions, measurement, geometry, and probability. This "high school ahead" program has proven to be a great way to learn math!
Project Director: Dr. Susan McMillan
- General Motors
- Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education (CEURE)
Partner: Buffalo Community School #53