Deborah Greif

To increase students’ understanding and motivation in mathematics, Ms. Greif and Ms. Joines integrate technology into their algebra classes. Students choose a mathematical topic, videotape themselves demonstrating an activity that illustrates the topic, and edit the digital footage to create a movie for their peers. To further demonstrate their understanding, the student filmmakers share their videos with other mathematics classes in the district and field questions from the audience after screening their movies. Students also use technology to design and create mathematics themed tee shirts.