Jonathan Atlas

Recognizing the need to engage both advanced and at-risk students in critical thinking, Mr. Atlas and Ms. Fillat develop a business project to make mathematics meaningful to students. Students plan and run a school store, calculating product quantities, estimating prices, and investing the profits to help pay for a class trip to the New York Stock Exchange. During stock market simulations, students collaboratively research stocks using trade newspapers and the internet and extrapolate and analyze data on their chosen stocks. Students perform standards-based statistical and graphing activities and calculate stock changes in investment portfolios.