MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Hackensack School District

County: Bergen

Award Amount: $124,340.00

School: Hackensack Middle School
Non-public Schools: Holy Trinity, St. Francis

Project Director: Mr. Richard Yannarelli
360 Union Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 646-7842
r.yannarelli@hackensackschools.org

Superintendent: Dr. Joseph Montesano, Superintendent
(201) 646-7830

Project Description

This grant has given Hackensack Middle School the opportunity to make significant changes in the Standardized performance of the children. It will truly allow the hard work of the teachers that has consistently been taking place to show on paper. Because this grant is focused on Mathematics and Technology, it gives all Mathematics teachers (including Literacy, Bilingual and Core) control over a wide range of decision-making programs. By the 3rd year all of the Mathematics teachers will be trained to use all of the above listed technology. Aside from the technology that is a large component of this grant one of the biggest factors in this programs' "uniqueness" is the fact that there is a very important Parent and Community involvement. The cooperation of the Community After School Academy (CASA) and the creation of a website where parents can be involved will be an extremely useful tool.

Technology Used

  • SuccessMaker, data analysis, constructing technology-integrated units of study. (Offered in the language, Spanish or English, which is most beneficial for the student in Bilingual classes.)
  • Geometer's Sketchpad®
  • Math Type
  • LoTi
  • Three Smartboards
  • 24 brand new DELL computers