The culmination of a month's worth of work came together on Monday when students sat with teacher/facilitators to showcase the research they have been conducting. Students had to come up with questions that related two variables, usually some characteristic of a student vs. their GPA (although some analyzed movie revenues). For those who did not meet their deadlines, they reflected on their work, discussed their habits, and went on to complete the paper, which was due that evening. It was a solidly organized experience and I was proud of it afterwards.
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!