Copiague Middle School students are using their after-school time to brush up on their math skills, as well as help out their fellow classmates.
Students in Mr. Temme’s math research class meet once a month after school to work on their research projects for the Long Island Math Fair at Hofstra University. Students prepare a 6-8 page paper on a math topic. After conducting their research and building their paper, the students translate it into an oral presentation on PowerPoint. They do a trial run of their presentations before the fair in May. The after-school activity is an excellent opportunity for the middle school math students to prepare for the math research class at the high school level.
Sixth to eighth grade students in the middle school Math Club spend their time after school prepping for the Math Team and Math Olympiads and practicing for upcoming competitions. The students also play math-based game and work on challenge questions when they meet every other week.
In the library after school, tutors work closely with their classmates on different math skills. Some assist with homework, while others may practice concepts and look over questions.