Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence

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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

New Brunswick School District

County: Middlesex
Partnering District: Greater Brunswick Charter
Award Amount: $124,192.00

Schools: Paul Robeson, A.C. Redshaw
Non-public School: St. Peter's

Project Director: Dr. Kathleen Adleman
35 Van Dyke Ave.
RM 318
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-5300

Superintendent: Dr. Richard Kaplan, Superintendent
(732) 745-5414

Project Description

The New Brunswick MATRIX program is a partnership that includes St. Peter the Apostle Elementary School, The Greater Brunswick Charter School and the New Brunswick Public Schools. Through a series of workshop and mentoring cycles teachers and students are exploring mathematics through the technology of web-based virtual manipulatives and mathematics activities, as well as creating projects using the internet. Classes are also learning about and using Geometer's Sketchpad as a tool for mathematical investigations. Participating teachers will also use portable presentation stations, a wireless laptop computer and projector, to infuse technology into their math lessons. Students will respond to questions and quizes using interactive keypads from eInstructions Classroom Performance System to provide teachers with immediate feedback on student understanding. Through the MATRIX grant students in New Brunswick will have the opportunity to learn mathematics using technology and to reach higher levels of mathematics achievement. MATRIX teachers will use the latest technology tools, receive ongoing in-class mentoring, and attend conferences to bolster a sense of professionalism and hopefully to increase teacher retention.

Technology Used

  • Wireless laptop computer
  • LCD Projector
  • Geometer's Sketchpad and Inspiration software to support classroom investigations and projects
  • Internet access to support lesson development
  • Teachers and students will use the Classroom Performance System from eInstruction to collect immediate feedback on student achievement.