Students from six schools to visit UC Santa Cruz on Friday, November 15, for math games and campus tours

November 12, 2013
Contact: Tim Stephens (831) 459-2495;

Reporters are invited to cover the following event

What: More than 100 middle school students in the Algebra Academy program will enjoy a Math Festival, a review of algebra concepts, and campus tours at UC Santa Cruz. The program involves 8th grade students from six schools: Aromas School, San Juan School, and Tres Pinos School in San Benito County, and Rolling Hills Middle School, E.A. Hall Middle School, and Pajaro Middle School from the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, November 15

Where: Merrill Multicultural Center
Merrill College, UC Santa Cruz

Who: Organizers and instructors for this event include:
Judith Montgomery, Director of the Monterey Bay Area Math Project at UCSC
Nandini Bhattacharya, Lecturer, UCSC Department of Mathematics
Gretchen Andreasen, Director of the UCSC Cal Teach Program
Kevin Jeffery, Vice President and General Counsel at Graniterock
Rose Ann Woolpert, Community Relations and Marketing Development
Manager at Graniterock

Details: The Algebra Academy program is a partnership of UC Santa Cruz, CSU Monterey Bay, and corporate sponsor Graniterock to help middle school students enjoy and succeed in math. Key components are the summertime Algebra Academy, which took place in August; creation of math clubs at each school, with appropriate training of lead teachers; and Math Festivals at each school during winter quarter. The UCSC campus visit will include teacher training, math games, review and collaborative learning of algebra-related math concepts, and campus tours.

For more information, please contact Tim Stephens at (831) 459-4352 or

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