Though well out of elementary school, El Centro resident Laura Rogers sat at a Harding Elementary School table Thursday evening and prepared to do some mathematics with second-grade teacher Patti James.
It's not that Rogers needed to brush up on her addition skills. She was one of many parents who came to see for themselves how their children are learning math in school.
Thursday's event was intended to acquaint the parents of Harding kindergarten through fourth-grade students with the new Valle Imperial Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Project and related math programs being implemented here and at other school sites in Imperial Valley.
Instead of relying on their children to tell them what's going on at school, parents saw for themselves the lessons being taught to their kids.