Patty Sandoz teaches a math lesson at La Grande Middle School several years ago while wearing her Ms. Mathmagician costume. (Observer file)
The colorful robe hangs motionless in the closet of Eastern Oregon University math teacher Patty Sandoz, a pose which defies the feeling of intellectual energy it conveys.
The piece of sparkling attire is a teaching tool, which adds color to the black and white world of numbers. It is Sandoz’s “Ms. Mathmagician” costume, one that comes complete with math equations. Sandoz designed it and wears it periodically when teaching.
Cook Memorial Library’s Page Turners Book Club is reading “How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny for its Sept. 9 meeting. Meetings are at 1 p.m. in the Archives Room of the library. New members are welcome.