RU4Math Fest 2003
took place on Saturday, March 22, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. at
in Cook Hall, Room 107. This was a joint project between approximately
35 Elementary Education students in Math 315 Mathematics for
Elementary Educators, 30 Media Studies students in Media Studies
427 Advanced Wed Production and Media Studies 473 Advertising
Production, and 1 student from the Music Education
department. Dr. Michael Capps and Janet Capps were the Radford University
faculty sponsors for the RU4Math Fest 2003.
games and events involved hands on math activities for elementary-aged
students from Pulaski and Montgomery counties, and Radford City
underlying concepts behind the event were:
provide an opportunity for Radford University students to understand
the importance of application of theory and the need for community
service beyond the classroom.
allow elementary-aged students to experience math in an active
learning stress free and enjoyable environment.
encourage parents to take an active role in math opportunities
expose the RU students, elementary students, current teachers,
parents, and the community in general to math resources available
the Elementary Education students developed their projects, Media
Studies 473 Advertising Production class designed and implemented
an advertising campaign for the RU4Math Fest. Members of the class
created the campaign theme, design concepts, logo, mascot, radio
advertisements (click here for male and female versions), flyers,
posters, boxes, and more.
Media Studies 427 Advanced Wed Production students documented the event and created the web site. Students Pamela Boyd, Kristin Iacone, Justin Nicholas, Darcie Priester, Jacob Puckett, Baudi Ratcliffe, Lucinda Swanson and Johnny Tsai divided the duties and responsiblities for creating the site into individual responsibilities as well as covering different aspects of the event.
In addition to setting up a website, the class took still pictures and
video with equipment that was borrowed from John Preston McConnell Library.
They also interviewed the Math 315 class on how they developed their
projects and the parents and elementary age children attending
RU4Math Fest serves as an opportunity to promote math education
within the local tri-county elementary schools. The festival exists
to offer children in grades 1-6 with a fresh perspective on the
uses and importance of math by incorporating mathematical principles
in a variety of games.