“Kevin asked if I would do something like a fundraiser,” Stutsman said. “I wanted to do something in the club rather than a fundraiser. Although it was Kevin’s idea to cut my ponytail. I just went with it. It’s amazing to see how they (children) have progressed just twice a week. Sometimes they are ahead of me. I think of the numbers and they already have the answer.”
The math wall challenge provided four areas of learning for the children, added, Interim Associate Executive Director Adrianne Penner.
It’s practicing their math facts, mental math, thinking on their feet and number recognition.
“They have learned points by finding the numbers and for a chance to cut Jeremy’s hair,” Penner said.
Fourth-grader Payton Rangel had hoped to have her name announced for the event.
“I like the math challenge. The subtracting was a little bit harder and the multiplication is easier,” Payton said. “I like Mr. Stutsman. He’s fun. He thinks of easy and hard questions and some in-between.”