Who is Archie?
Archie’s Math is named after Archimedes, (287 BC – 212 BC) an ancient Greek mathematician physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer.
Archimedes is considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all times; proving many geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. He was the first to accurately calculate the value of Pi (3.14)
He is famous for shouting EUREKA when figuring out the law of specific gravity while soaking in his bathtub.
Archie’s Math is a non-profit outreach program dedicated to helping elementary aged children improve math proficiency through hands-on, interactive exhibits tied directly to PA Academic Standards.
Archie’s Math consists of 20 interactive “pop-up” exhibits which explain and demonstrate the basic math principles taught in grades K – 6.
We know that successful math learning programs are interactive and discovery-based. Research has established that providing students with a hands-on learning approach significantly improves math understanding and proficiency…particularly in elementary school.
Archie’s Math is the first traveling Math lab in Pennsylvania, visiting schools and youth agencies in Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg and York.