Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:51 AM by Buc Vision Staff/Pragati Bannerjee
Several Miller Students recently volunteered at the Food Bank. Ms. Pragati Bannerjee reported the following about this project.
This was actually a culmination activity to a service learning project called 'Serving Through Precalculus' that I took time out to design in the Fall Semester and implemented during the Spring Semester for my Precalculus students. Dr. Sarah Ives from TAMU-CC and I spent some time at the Food Bank to speak with the Branch Manager, Mr. James Burnett and the Agency Relations Officer- Ms. Debra Bruce. I collected copies of actual invoices and quarterly compliance reports to design my math lesson around these reports. The project was launched by Ms. Debra Bruce who came in to speak to my Precalculus and handed over a math problem that our students were to solve for the Food Bank. Some student groups did an excellent job in doing the comparative cost analysis for the transportation of the food from the Food Bank to the Pantries and vice versa and then submitted a report. Finally, we took a group of 14 Precalculus student volunteers with us to complete the service part of the project for four hours, from 8:00 -12:00, at the Food Bank of Corpus Christi on Krill Street. We are proud of these 14 juniors and seniors who worked hard in two teams this past Saturday (April 27, 2013) for four hours. Together they packed 6000 pounds of food in 177 boxes and sorted out several thousand pounds of food in the freezer section.
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