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One Class grant will help students apply math outside the classroom

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Math can be a challenging subject for some students, but making it interesting can be just as big of a challenge for teachers. 

One Billings middle school teacher is looking for ways to make algebra fun, showing her students that what they learn in the classroom can add up outside of it as well.

That's why Shena Wald is this week's recipient of a One Class at a time $300 grant from Q2 and First Interstate Bank. Mrs. Wald is an 8th grade teacher at Castle Rock Middle School.

She said Monday that she will use the grant to purchase problem-solving math games like Chess and Mancala. She believes that students sometimes have difficulty relating material they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives.

"One of my primary focuses with math was to teach from a real world perspective," said Wald. "A lot of middle schoolers kind of have a disjoint between how their lives are actually effected by math outside of a textbook, and that's where I try to incorporate math where ever I can."

If you know of a teacher with a great classroom idea who needs help with some extra funds, let us know. The application is available on our website at KTVQ.com under the community tab. 

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