MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Englewood City School District

County: Bergen

Award Amount: $124,340.00

School: Janis Dismus Middle School
Non-public Schools: St. Cecilia Interparochial, Moriah Hebrew Day School

Project Director: Dr. Richard Segall
Suite 101
12 Tenafly Road
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 862-6239
rsegall@epsd.echalk.com

Superintendent: Mrs. Carol Lisa, Acting Superintendent
(201) 862-6241

Project Description

The Englewood MATRIX project will use project-based learning activities with heavy use of digital technology to help students develop conceptual understanding in mathematics. Emphasis will be placed on those components of the GEPA onm which our students have traditionally underachieved. Students will create multi-media presentations and mini-teaching units on the topics using these concepts. Teachers will have on-going professional development on quality math instruction and how to use the computer resources to engage students in constructivist learning activities. The computers will also be used to enable teachers to create learning stations in the classroom to differentiate instruction.

Technology Used

  • Wireless network
  • Ten wireless laptop computers per classroom with charging station
  • Digital cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Web-based subscription programs for mathematics development (district financed, project enabled to more students)