Though Ms. Howell currently teaches 3rd grade, MMC has been fortunate during the past 10 years to meet students from her 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes. Ms. Howell certainly enjoys mixing things up and she's not afraid to expose her students to new experiences. She describes the impact that MMC has had on her students:
"For my students at Alexandria Avenue Elementary School, Mike's Math Club is an invigorating and interactive approach to reinforcing math standards and concepts for students in a rich, dynamic environment. It fosters both teamwork as well as individual growth and development.
The thrill of getting a letter in their mailbox addressed to them with math activities and a prize is quite memorable and rewarding. Each visit leaves the students mentally and physically exhausted from their fun-filled day of MMC activities.
This has left such a lasting impression that some students have gone on to major in math at the university level. Obviously, MMC helps imprint enthusiasm for math on these young minds. I can't imagine a year without the thrill of MMC being a component of my math program."