Round Rock ISD elementary students had the opportunity to gain new experiences while engaging in hands-on math lessons at the Dell Diamond March 22 – March 24.
As part of an educational field trip, fourth grade students from ACTION campuses and Forest North Elementary participated in fun lessons at various stations across the Dell Diamond aimed at progressing math skills. ACTION campuses are schools that have a higher percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged.
The Department of Educational Support, in partnership with the Round Rock Express, coordinated the event and designed each station to relate back to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and baseball.
The activities supported skills that were identified as high stakes after assessing performance data. Stations included creating and sticking to a budget at the concession stands, measuring different areas of the field and assessing the time it takes to run to each base.
“For many of the students, it’s the first time they get to experience what it’s like to be inside of a professional baseball stadium,” Director of Educational Support Heidi Flynn said. “To give them that experience while helping them increase the math skills they need to succeed in school and in life is a great accomplishment.”
In addition to the math activities, students were also able to have lunch at the stadium to complete the professional baseball experience, said Flynn.
A total of eight schools, consisting of Voigt, Anderson Mill, Forest North, Bluebonnet, Callison, Union Hill, Berkman and Robertson elementary schools, participated in the educational field trip.