Q: Can you explain why this is designated for "black girls"? I know lots of Hispanic, white, Asian.... Girls who would enjoy and benefit from a math box. Maybe I'm missing something. Please enlighten me.... Sincerely!Asked by Jean M., June 2019
Hi Jean! Thanks so much for this question. It's one we love to answer! The Black Girl MATHgic Box is for ALL girls, regardless of race or ethnic background. With the business title and imagery included in the box, there is a focus on black girls because they endure unique struggles as a double minority and sit at the intersection of persistent racial and gender gaps in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
As a black woman, I sought to create...
Sorry, Brittany! I saw the name, Bertha, on the next question and thought that was yours. My apologies.
Thank you Bertha, for taking the time to explain. I agree with everything you said. I've worked in education for over 25 years, mostly in high risk areas, with 98% minorities. It's a huge need and I'm thrilled to see such a fun yet challenging offer out there. I guess I just thought we were past the need to specify color. I'm not sensitive to many things but when a person's color is called out, for some reason it...
Q: I've been excited for this for a while! I have two daughters who can both benefit from these boxes. Is one box suited to work in pairs and if not do you have a bundle package for siblings? What would you advise in this situation?Asked by Bertha O., June 2019
Hi Bertha! Each box comes with materials for one child. If one girl is on a 3rd-5th grade level and the other is on a 6th-8th grade level, we recommend buying two separate boxes because there are some variations in the activities. However, if they are on the same grade level, please hit the 'contact seller' button on the bottom right hand corner and we will get you taken care of!
Q: I would love to know what you think about me ordering for my daughter who will be entering 2nd grade in the fall? I see that the boxes start at 3rd grade material. Math is her most challenging subject and she really wants to strengthen her skills. I'm concerned however that the material may be too difficult for her. Asked by Malaika W., June 2019
Thanks so much for your question. We beta tested our box with a couple of second graders, and they were able to get through some of the material with the help of their mothers/caring adults. We are really focused on creating a math play experience, so while there will probably be some activities in the booklet that 'stretch' her, there will be items accompanying the booklet that she can use to strengthen her math skills without even realizing it! For instance, in our beta box we included playing cards and math dice. Our second graders loved creating their own math problems with these tools! I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can provide more info!
Q: I have two daughters and I may want to give a box gift to my niece who will be going into the 10th grade. Do you have a box for that ageAsked by Nicole H., June 2019
Hi Nicole, the box is focused more on their math grade level than their age. So, if you niece is in the 10th grade, but could perhaps use some reinforcement and confidence-building in her math foundation (e.g. fractions, word problems, percentages, negative numbers, etc.), the box would benefit her.
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