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What Is the Math Wave Mates Program?

Cristopher RosasMath Mates InstructorCristopher Rosas
Math Mates Instructor
The program is for kids who are going into 4th grade. You must live in Pacific Grove or go to a PGUSD school.

Math Wave MATES, launched for the first time in the summer of 2021, is a math enrichment program designed to expose rising 4th-grade students to critical thinking skills and grade-level content that will expand their mathematical horizons. Founded under the premise that anyone can become good at math, Math Wave MATES welcomes learners of all kinds and talent-levels. This program offers students the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills through stimulating lessons, riddles, and puzzles.

 

Who is Cristopher Rosas?

Cristopher Rosas, founder of the Math MATES and Math Wave MATES program, is lead instructor during the inaugural Math Wave MATES program in the summer of 2021. Rosas is an alumna of both Forest Grove Elementary School and Pacific Grove Middle School, and he will be a senior at Pacific Grove High School this fall.

Cristopher's earliest memories of math coincide with a seemingly simple challenge from his grandmother: name a single thing in the world that does not relate to math. Several years and many math classes later, Cristopher has come to appreciate the inherently mathematical nature of our reality. Leading the Math MATES during the 2020-2021 school year, Rosas dedicated over 400 hours to math enrichment throughout the PGUSD. He is also president of the Math, Science, and Chess clubs at Pacific Grove High School.

Outside of mathematical pursuits, Cristopher plays his violin as section leader in the Breaker Orchestra. He also leads in the Boys Varsity Soccer and Baseball teams at PGHS.

 

 


Wave Math Mates Photos (2021)

Below are pictures from the 2021 Wave Math Mates 4th grade program. On Thursday, July 15th, 2021, Captain Schimpf - played by Cristopher Rosas dressed as a pirate - gave the math mates a lesson on Pattern Recognition: the nefarious Captain Schimpf had stolen all of Pacific Grove's gold. came alive to show all Math Wave MATE students that problem-solving and creativity are a mathematician's greatest treasure. The students were creating math codes / patterns to confuse Cpt. Schimpf and prevent him from stealing the treasure! 

 

 

 

Graduates

2021 (4th Grade)

Kevin Li
Sawyer Corcoran
Stella Saich
James Atanous
Christian Li
Josh Wu
Olivia Gunn

 

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