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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — Call it taking the mystery out of math. Some third graders at Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville had some special guest instructors, Friday.

Mississippi State University math instructor Kim Walters, along with some of her elementary math education students, got a chance to try out some of their more innovative lessons.

For Walters, it’s a chance to make math less scary to younger children. For her students, it’s a chance to get some real classroom teaching experience.

But for the third graders, it’s mostly about fun.

“With my older kids and the third graders here, they kind of see it as we can have fun teaching this, and the little ones see we can have fun learning this. And it doesn’t always have to be , I mean the classroom teachers are slightly limited in what they can do,” Walters said.

Many of the lessons focused on physical activity, and practical uses for the math concepts that they were learning.

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