This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Capital High School math teacher Jake Warner.
Warner is helping his students learn practical applications of mathematics through hands-on projects.
Lori Casey and Amanda Pearson of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Warner in his classroom at CHS with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to buy the necessary materials to make mouse trap cars, which teach the students about measurement and mechanical advantage.
According to Warner, may of the tech math students can replace a transmission in a truck but struggle when having to sit in a desk all day.
“I don’t know about you but I learn best working with my hands,” said Warner, “I know what these kids are asked to sit in desks for hours and hours every day, which is great because they’re learning a lot, but if I can give them the opportunity to get up and build some stuff I know it’s going to stick with them for a long time.”
The materials for the project are completely reusable and will allow for future students to benefit from the project.
Warner would also like to thank One Class at a Time for the continued support of local educators. For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant. The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here. https://kxlh.com/one-class-at-a-time/
- Reported by John Riley