Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 11, 1976 · Page 11
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 11

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, March 11, 1976
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T1mfl.,M«reliU.lt7i GHEELEY (C«l«.) TRIBUNE II BALANCE BEAM - University of Northern Colorado I.ab School teacher David Anthony, left, watches while Ray Van Briggle tries to match the number of weights and position Anthony has placed on the balance beam in (he UNC math lab. The object is to balance the problem on the other end of the MB WO JKCT - Randy Wiseman, left, University of beam. Ray is all smiles because he has correctly solved the Northern Colorado Lab School student uses a mirror to work a problem. (UNC News Service photo) problem in math lab under the guidance of Dr. William Popejoy, UNC math professor; and Barbara Callaghan. UNC junior from Minnesota majoring in special education. (UNC News Service photo) Moffi fab for hearing impaired youngsters A 'five-ring circus' in Ross Half? By UNC NEWS SERVICE activities or devices for them to balances and colored blocks by physically manipulating The future looks bright for the At firstglance the Wednesday use in the lab," Popejoy said, help with numbers. In the later devices and begin to learn both program; for one thing Nielsen He described the 30-40 the blocks are not only different minutes of activity as "an co | orSi but different shapes afternoon activity in a ground floor room of ROM Hall ap- proacha a five-ring circus. active approach to learning with shapes and colors com- he said. the practical side and the would like to see such activity concept side of mathematics," branch out into other academic areas. For 30-40 minutes each week, One additional spinoff has "Sometimes they'll come math." bining for unite of numbers. the University of Northern Tne "devices" include "For most of these kids, there helped Popejoy tremendously, running over and grab me by Colorado math laboratory is geoboards, cuisinaire rods, is no limit intellectually, they The contact with elementary the arm and pull me over to balances, blocks, and two arc on i v |i m i tc d by the different types of mirrors. language," Nielsen said. The geoboards are used to "With this lab experience we teach awareness of shapes don't have to wait until the while the cuisinaire rods, language comes, they can learn host to a dozen hearing im paired elementary and secondary school youngsters from the University Ub School. "What we attempt to give them it a little learning and a lot of motivation. And I think we are pretty successful," said Dr. William Popejoy, UNC math professor. The youngsters range in age from 1-15 years and are students of Andy Nielsen. Each Wednesday the group walks over to UNC's Ross Hall of Science from the Ub School and spends 30-40 minutes working with the devices in the math lab. In addition to the youngsters, several student leather aides and a couple of fulltime teachers from the Lab School accompany the group. Both Popejoy and Nielsen say the motivation of the youngsters is the biggest plus of the program that began last fall. But a major spinoff has been help given the professional , and student teachers Involved. "It's kind of a five-ring circus for the half hour, but we know it Is helping," Popejoy said. "I guets one of the major contributions of this program Is that every time the regular teachers go back to the classroom they have some additional ideas on how they can work with their young students." "We are trying to teach them basic math, but a lot of it is motivation. 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