Each June, Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (CISDR) sends elementary students to the Capital One corporate campus in Plano for the Capital One MathCorps Initiative. In this two week initiative lead by Capital One employees, students learn individual decision making skills, how to work with others, critical thinking skills, problem solving, and of course, math skills. Each day students start with an assessment, followed by interactive lessons, hands-on activities, and educational games. At the end of the day, they retake the morning test to see what they learned.
This partnership between Capital One and CISDR allows students to interact with the Capital One employees who lead each of the sessions throughout the initiative. The students attending MathCorps gain a unique perspective and learn to use math skills as well as life skills in real world, real work situations. Special thanks to Capital One and the incredible Capital One employees who provide this dynamic learning initiative for these students. Because of this program these students will be better prepared to use mathematics and decision making skills in both school and in life.