Bridge is a Queen's student organization committed to enriching
children's education in math.Children often see math as hard,
unexciting, and of little "real-world" relevance. Many hold to these
views even more strongly in their high school years. And yet, those who
go on to college or university, like their friends who enter the job
market, soon learn that math is a key to their future.
its a psychology student studying statistics, or an auto worker
trouble-shooting computer-aided design equipment, math is more central
to more lives than ever before. The challenge is therefore to bridge
the disconnect between how our children view math early on, and how
they will learn and use math their whole lives. This is the challenge
that motivates us, hence our name: Math Bridge.
sends undergraduate and graduate students into the elementary schools
to mentor children in math. Working in teams alongside teachers and
principals, our volunteers make presentations on how math is used to
fly rockets, write software, or calculate the demand for a particular
type of toy in North America, for example.