MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Newton School District

County: Sussex

Award Amount: $124,340.00

School: Halsted Street Middle School

Project Director: Mrs. Karen Perez
59 Halsted St.
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-7440
kperez@halsted.org

Superintendent: Mr. Robert Gratz, Chief School Administrator
(973) 383-7392

Project Description

We are so thrilled to be involved in the Matrix Grant for numerous reasons. Our teachers are looking forward to collaborating with teachers from another District in order to share ideas. The professional development involved with this Grant is extensive and the teachers involved embrace the opportunity to increase their technology skills. We are able involve our parents by offering family math nights and open computer lab session that have not been previously available. The increase in the amount of computer equipment and software will provide our student greater access to technology. This Grant is targeting specific student weaknesses ensuring that our students are better prepared for future course work in mathematics.

Technology Used

  • 24 new computers
  • Laptops for the grant teachers
  • Three Smart boards
  • Geometry Sketchpad software
  • Excel Software