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BWW Algebra Academy graduate returns to share knowledge with other teens

Yuliana Camarena, 16, will use her algebra expertise to help other teens better understand the subject when the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy begins Aug. 5 at Graniterock’s corporate office in Watsonville… Continue reading

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More than 100 teens set aside video games for Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy

Most teenagers grumble and protest if you try to pull them away from Pokemon Go or other video games, especially during summer break. But a group of more than 100 incoming eighth-graders from Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey county … Continue reading

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More than 100 middle school students get their math on at BWW Algebra Academy

from Santa Cruz Sentinel August 12, 2016 If algebra is the gateway to a career in mathematics, students at the 7th annual Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy appeared hooked for life… Continue reading

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Dividing their time at the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy

from Register Pajaronian August 10, 2016 For Aptos High School senior Virginia Ontiveros, the week she spent as a seventh-grader in Graniterock’s Algebra Academy was a perfect opportunity to hone her math skills and immerse herself in a subject she … Continue reading

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Algebra Academy Gives Eighth Graders a Pathway to College

from UC Santa Cruz Newscenter Thirteen-year-old Alejandra Ponce selected an L-shaped game piece and fitted it carefully onto the playing board in front of her. Her goal was to block her schoolmates from placing their own geometric pieces and, thus, … Continue reading

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Mastering math: Rolling Hills Middle School students seek better futures at Algebra Academy in Watsonville

from Santa Cruz Sentinel March 20, 2015 On a sunny January day with a week of winter break to go, the last place you’d expect to find a bunch of eighth-graders is in a windowless classroom learning algebra… Continue reading

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Inspiring teens with a little sweetness on Pi Day

from Santa Cruz Sentinel March 15, 2016 The number Pi—expressed as 3.142 for practical purposes — is the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. It is a famously mysterious number because its exact value cannot be determined; no … Continue reading

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Students celebrate Pi Day with a slice of pie

Watsonville March 14, 2016 A sweet treat can make math equations a little easier to swallow. Rolling Hills Middle School students will mark Pi Day on Monday, March 14 with a day-long Math Festival that includes 100 freshly baked turnover … Continue reading

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More than 100 middle school students to see how math is used in the real world during Driscoll’s tour

Watsonville November 2, 2017 Graniterock and Driscoll’s, in a new collaboration, have teamed up to show students of the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy how math and science are applied on the job… Continue reading

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Math immersion camp inspires students

from Santa Cruz Sentinel August 7, 2015 According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, 50 percent of high school students admitted to California State Universities require remedial math… Continue reading

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