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Madison-Grant starts its STEM focus at preschool level

October 04, 2019 / John p. Cleary

Rachel Dilts hands the 4-year-olds blue pegged geoboards. One student sits at a desk while others lie on their stomachs on a rug pulling rubber bands around the pegs to make squares, rectangles and trapezoids. The exercise is part of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics lesson at the Argyll Adventure Academy at Summitville Elementary School, believed to be the only STEM-related program serving Madison County preschoolers. I think it helps the students having hands-on learning where they’re doing it themselves instead of all on paper,” Dilts said. They are a lot more involved when it’s hands-on instead of so much paper.