After two months of very hard work (overtime, meetings at lunch, etc.) the Mathlympics challenge went off successfully. The entire 9-12 grade competed by Crews through a series of competitions that had one group emerge victorious. From what I saw and heard a majority of our students were engaged in the process and the various activities were greeted with joy. A student said to me, "we had so much fun!" In fact, my Crew - who can be very disengaged - were very active during the day. This is a photo of all of them surrounding our version of Breakout EDU, an activity I helped plan and implement. It was quite a fun day!
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!