Saluda’s Rackley receives Bright Ideas grant for project fusing math and art

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Saluda Elementary fifth grade teacher Ginger Rackley has received a Bright Ideas education grant from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation and the Bright Ideas grant program.

Rackley’s project to be funded through the grant is entitled Math Masterpieces Plus More. The grant will be used to purchase items to provide students with opportunities to create art pieces that will help them see math in a different way.

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Students will also use some of the materials to review their basic math facts through different movement activities. These activities help address all the different types of learners – visual learners, kinesthetic learners and auditory/musical learners.

The Bright Ideas grant program is offered by all 26 of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives and supports educators in need of funding to implement creative, hands-on learning projects in their classrooms.

Last year, Rutherford EMC awarded 21 teachers more than $15,900 to fund innovative classroom projects to benefit more than 3,900 students at schools in Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties.

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