Rachelle Rudzinski, a fifth grade student at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, teaches a second grade class a math lesson with the Math Trail Lessons that Michelle Powers and Lindsey Hudson’s fifth grade classes created throughout the school hallways at Palm Pointe. Students enjoyed solving math problems that were posted throughout the school.
An additional 12 student athletes at Fort Pierce Central High School signed letters of intent to play athletics in college this coming season. A celebration was recently held by the students, staff and families for the occasion. Athletes and their schools are: Jonathan Marcelin, football, Bethany College; Jonathan Marsailles, wrestling, Central Baptist College; Maurice Campbell, football, Southern University; Jameel Jackson, football, Grambling State University; Tyler Gaskin, football, Benedict College; Deion Robinson, football, Graceland University; Eugene Jacobs, football, Ave Maria University; Nikko Crespo, baseball, SUNY Canton; Roneisha Jordan, volleyball/basketball, Rainy River Community College; Ebony Joseph, basketball, Rainy River Community College; Nic Padrick, football, Mount Union College; Demarcus Semer, football, Elmhurst College; and Shanessa Rees, softball, Benedict College. Congratulations to all.
Students in Robby Green’s math classes at Treasure Coast High School participated in an exciting activity where they launched water balloons on a large slingshot to reinforce Algebra concepts. The release point was used as the coordinate (0, 0), the point where it passed through the slingshot as a second fixed point. Students used a trundle wheel to measure the total distance their balloon traveled, this was their third coordinate. Using the three coordinates each student will calculate the quadratic equation that models their launched balloon. Using the aforementioned information, students created their own equation to calculate the height of the trajectory. Pictured is Joseph Driscoll preparing to launch a balloon.