Miss East Georgia State College 2021 visited third, fourth and fifth graders at Trinity Christian School to share her platform “Running into Mathematics”, teaching kids the importance of math and exercise and how the two can be put together in order to achieve learning in a fun and different way.
“I felt this was important because many children today struggle in math and lack in exercising,” said Anita Cerpovicz, Miss East Georgia. “Since I have a passion for both math and exercise, I wanted to put the two together and share that with others.”
Each Miss EGSC is required to choose a platform she will promote throughout her year of service. Cerpovicz’ gave her presentation explaining the importance of math, how it’s used in everyday life and the different careers that use it and shared the daily exercise recommendations from the CDC.
After the presentation, the students participated in activities that allowed them to practice their math while exercising, playing a relay race and a matching game. The math used was geometry related (triangles, angles and shapes) and multiplication facts. During each round of the relay race, students were doing different exercises – bear crawl, crab walk and jumping jacks.