This morning, the students gave their third and final Math Project presentations of the year. There is something special about these presentations and, if you haven’t spoken with our students about what they choose to study, you should. In two hours of presentations, the students learn from each other, rather than the guides, about complex topics- from applications of trigonometry in construction, climbing wall design, computer programming, and animation, to geodesic dome construction, architecture, and logarithmic modeling. As guides, we provide the students with a general theme, and it is up to them to decide on which area to focus. The project has no requirements other than research, demonstrate, and present an area of focus- that is all. What happens next is something that is a product of the students’ gift of creativity, passion for knowledge, and hard work. The bar had been set fairly high; and since today was the final day for math projects, we expected them to bring a lot to the table…and they certainly did! We were very impressed and it was obvious that the students were proud of their work.
Mathematics: Transformations of functions, parent graphs, math seminar, logarithmic functions and properties of logarithms, Modeling a marble’s motion to predict its location
Language: To Kill a Mockingbird reading discussion, “Homework Therapist” discussion, tips for working in a group effectively, “Planet Nine” seminar
Humanities: Origins of Race: an interview with Audrey Smedley, anthropologist, Model UN, T3 prep
Economics: Stock ownership, investing in the stock market, reading a stock page, evaluating a corporation’s performance
Expressions: Middle School Monologues, Land Campus
Community: CMS Bees communication, Talent show, Iris show, Spring Trip
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