By Sondra Rodriguez, Student Reporter
Mu Sigma, ACU’s math club, is spreading their gift of math around Abilene by offering free tutoring to local Abilene Schools as a service project.
Last Friday, the first service project was conducted. The project involved going to Abilene High School and tutoring during a study hall. Mu Sigma members hope to travel to other local Abilene high schools throughout the year and continue to spread the joy of math.
“We want to get the message around that you don’t have to hate math, and that math can be fun,” said Rachel Pinson, sophomore math major from Abilene and president of Mu Sigma.
Pinson said the main reason lots of people struggle with math is because they are lacking to see the fun. Mu sigma emphasizes that you don’t have to be afraid of math and that you can have fun. When math becomes enjoyable, it becomes less frustrating and from there the learning process can begin, Pinson said.
Mu sigma members have been given a gift and they want to serve God with their talents, Pinson said.
Mu Sigma has been inactive for a while and now the members want to get the word out about their organization. Ryan Cloninger, sophomore math major from Cabot, Ark., and member of Mu Sigma, said the organization is open to any current student at ACU.
Mu Sigma encourages students from all corners of ACU, not just math majors, to participate, Pinson said.
Meetings are conducted once a month and Mu Sigma also participates in fun events.
“We want this organization to grow, we want people to get involved, get the word out,” Cloninger said.
Mu Sigma is a student led organization devoted to fostering a greater understanding of mathematics, encouraging undergraduate activity in mathematics research, providing service opportunities in the community, and enriching the social, intellectual, and spiritual environment for all students interested in mathematics, according to the mission statement of Mu Sigma.
By going around to local schools and tackling the issue at the core with one-onone tutoring, Mu Sigma is accomplishing its objective.
For more information about Mu Sigma contact Rachel Pinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.