FLORENCE, S.C. – The Department of Mathematics at Francis Marion University and Sumter School District 17 have been awarded a Community Alliance Mathematics Partnership (CAMP) grant through the South Carolina Department of Education.
The grant is a three-year award. The funds will help improve teaching in middle-school mathematics. The total grant award to Sumter School District 17 is approximately $627,600. The total FMU funding is about $61,000.
This grant will cover the partnership’s preparation and presentation of content material to the middle-school mathematics teachers in Sumter School District 17, as well as FMU professors’ travel to meetings to discuss the successes of the partnership.
FMU mathematics professors Jane Gower and Bill Whitmire will be handling this year’s content for the grant, “Geometry for the Middle School Using Geometer’s Sketchpad.” They will present a one-week geometry institute in late May, followed by numerous daylong in-service follow-ups through the academic year. The content for the future years is yet to be determined by the Sumter coordinator, Ann Shreve.
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