TEACHING YOUNGSTERS MATH and SCIENCE

 

Teaching Youngsters Math and Science Along With Their A-B-C’s

It’s never too early to engage students in science, math or by asking them how they got their answer on homework or classroom assignments.

A boy placing a toy vehicle on a track.  Many Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) schools are popping up in Early Education Centers. Currently L.A. Unified has six Early Education Centers with a STEAM focus: 102nd Street, Locke,Castelar, Park Western, Haddon and Sylvan Park.

At Sylvan Park Early Education Center in Van Nuys, students are studying how to code on their tablets, modeling how to be responsible as digital citizens and learning how solve a task using technology. It’s evident in all classrooms these mini-techies are competent and comfortable using technology. A group of children sitting at a table, and using tablet devices.                                                 

Sylvan Park Principal Claudia Araujo feels her students will be better prepared for education in elementary school by using exciting state-of-the-art technology.

“Everywhere you look in our school, you see students using technology,” Araujo said. “It is an exciting time to be a principal; to see our students become so engaged and prepared.”

A boy using a tablet device Mr. Diego Lopez, who teaches three-year-olds, agrees. “Everything in life is about technology.” 

He strongly feels that if students start using technology early, they will be so much more ahead in middle and high school.

Story and Photos by Monica Carazo