MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Union Beach Borough School District

County: Monmouth
Partnering District: Keansburg
Award Amount: $124,060.00

School: Memorial Elementary School
Non-public Schools: St. Ann, Holy Family

Project Director: Dr. George Franks
221 Moringside Avenue
Union Beach, NJ 07735-3098
(732) 264-5404
gfranks@ub.k12.nj.us

Superintendent: Mr. Arthur J. Waltz, Superintendent
(732) 264-5405

Project Description

The main thrust of the grant program is to improve student mathematics scores on standardized tests. The grant project will enrich the academic program of students by enhancing the mathematics curriculum with the exploration of mathematical modeling, data analysis, statistics, forming conjectures, establishing justifications, and other problem-solving topics by integrating hand-held technology, specifically, graphing calculators with computer connectivity. Students will discover mathematics with the TI-73 graphing calculator as they work through a series of investigations that are designed to spark their curiosity and make them want to discover the mystery of why, and to motivate them to want to probe into some important mathematical concepts. All of the math concepts that will be addressed are indicated across the strands in the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The interesting problems and investigations that students will explore will enable them to gain a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts that will help them better approach the more routine problems that are on the standardized tests.

Technology Used

  • Graphing calculators