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A.R.T.E.S.T. MATH MASTERS was an innovative focus on elementary mathematics skills for students in third through fifth grades This high-interest and interactive curriculum was themed around Ron’s game statistics as students tracked his game statistics (minutes, points, rebounds, and assists) throughout the regular season. Students incorporated the data in lessons on curriculum objectives, including quantitative reasoning, spatial reasoning, measurement, and probability and statistics, at A.R.T.E.S.T. work stations that were open every Wednesday for six weeks. The workstations were coordinated by the campus math lead teachers and the regional mathematics content specialists, facilitated by school staff members, as well as volunteers, consultants, and special guests. Students worked to earn fabulous A.R.T.E.S.T. prizes and were awarded for getting good grades.
Metta was a Mathematics major at St. John’s University, and the goal of the program was to motivate elementary students to become mathematicians. This was a joint effort between the Houston Rockets organization and HISD to provide enriched curriculum to students in mathematics. HISD developed the curriculum, and the Rockets and Xcel University provided incentives for students who participate.
Metta speaking to kids at Jefferson High School, in partnership with LACDMH