Students Sharpening Math Skills in Algebra Readiness Program

June 21, 2010

It may be summer break, but some kids are still in school sharpening their skills.

More than 50 middle school students are hitting the books for the second-annual M3 Algebra Readiness Program.

It's sponsored by 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, State Farm and the University of Virginia.

"What we're trying to do with this program is to engage those students through higher-order thinking and problem solving so that they can feel very confident going into math classrooms to be academically competitive," said Benard Hairston, president of 100 Black Men.

The two-week workshop is also a building block, intended to encourage students to build healthy relationships between family and school.

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