Sequim High School:
Math teachers Kathryn Tulloch and Joe VanDeWeghe took 30 students on a field trip to Seattle recently. The group rode a school bus and took the ferry to the University of Washington, where they toured the campus, attended a Math 120 class and ate lunch at the HUB (Husky Union Building). The mission of the field trip was to connect kids with a vision for their own positive future. Tulloch said the students were interested, cooperative and enjoyed the time. Here is some student feedback on the field trip:
What is one takeaway concept from this field trip?
I now have a better understanding of UW life.
It’s a huge transition from high school to college.
Classes are very self-dependent; you have to take the time to learn stuff on your own.
College is doable.
Taking notes in class is the most important thing.
What surprised you about college?
College is very independent.
College is going to be awesome; I love the lecture design of classes.
Students are there to learn.
I was surprised how many different things the students have access to.
What impressed you about the class?
I actually understood what was going on.
How attentive everyone was.
The questions asked were very thoughtful and it was really quiet.
I thought the class would be intimidating and confusing but I understood it.
Do you think this trip should occur for next year’s UW Math 120 class?
It was well-worth the trip and could help students decide what’s right for them.
I think this trip should happen again because it also makes students think about their future and college tours.
Yes, absolutely. It was a fun trip that others should experience.
It was a good opportunity to see not just the class but the campus.