LEFT TO RIGHT: Joan Burner, a math teacher at Luray Middle School; Chris Riley, a science teacher also from Luray; Jeff Beatty, a science teacher from Skyline Middle School; and Faye Obenschain, a sixth-grade math teacher also from Skyline, count out M&M’s on Thursday at James Madison University’s Memorial Hall. The teachers are participating in a pilot program that combines earth science and math concepts. In this exercise the candy is used to represent different elements. (Photos by Justin Falls / DN-R)
Skyline Middle School sixth-grade math teacher Faye Obenschain counts out M&M’s which represent different elements as teachers from Harrisonburg/Rockingham County and Page County middle and high schools train for a new math pilot program that combines earth science and math concepts in a classroom in James Madison University’s Memorial Hall Thursday.
Eric Pyle (standing), professor of geology at James Madison University, answers questions from teachers (left to right) Bryan Wilson, from Harrisonburg High School; Lisa Rosazza and Nichole Brumfield, both from Page County High School; and Nate Hissong, from HHS. They were taking part in a pilot program that combines earth science and math concepts at JMU’s Memorial Hall on Thursday.