MathAction for Middle and High Schools
MathAction engages students in math through global challenges. When students work on MathAction's project- based units, math is contextualized, relevant, and challenging. While many schools have excellent multidisciplinary curricula, math usually remains its own silo. Mathematics is a powerful lens that through which to explore real-life global issues. And frankly, math is a lot more engaging for most students when it is in context.
"Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics"
Our project-based thematic units are designed for math teachers within their own classrooms - or as part of interdisciplinary work across departments (ELA, social studies, etc.). ELA writing across the curricula is always part of our thematic units, as students need to write about their claims and back them up with mathematical analysis. Through data collection and analysis, uncovering patterns, debate, thought experiments and presentations, students use mathematics to inform their understanding of complex global and social issues. In doing so, they boost their math skills and practices.
Our thematic units are often used to replace 1-6 weeks of existing curricula and are carefully aligned with Common Core math content and practice standards. MathAction can help educators incorporate mathematical practices, critical thinking, and high-level math concepts that meet Common Core standards.
MathAction will provide you with everything you need to get moving. We can help you learn - and then create - project-based units that combine online adaptive resources with differentiated group work in the classroom.
Over the course of each thematic unit, students develop a learning portfolio, present their findings, and exhibit their work. In addition, students and teachers have the opportunity to form collaborations across national and international borders to engage in informed discussions and debate of some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. These collaborations allow for students to become familiar with multiple perspectives about global challenges and as a result, broaden their interpretations of the world.
MathAction's approach ensures that every student has a voice at the table.