Frank F. Garside Junior High School

Las Vegas, NE

Grades 6-8, Mathematics
Partner(s): Eliseo Bautista
Innovation Grant
2005, Fall

About this Grantee

Mr. and Mrs. Bautista implement “Mathematics Roadshow: Algebra On The Go!” to show students potential uses of algebra outside of the classroom. Working in groups, students gather data and relate algebraic functions to science, music, sports, medicine, and business. Students learn algebraic principles through a series of projects and experiments that require the use of graphing calculators, computers, and spreadsheets to gather and analyze data. While conducting their experiments, students use digital video recorders and cameras to capture their work on film, which is later downloaded into iMovie software and used for presentations. Finally, students interview and write letters to adults exploring how they use mathematics in their careers and create “Math in Careers” booklets to share with family and friends on Family Math/Science Night.

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