Making Math Visible
In our last project about gender norms, we learned that women often make less money at the same job as men. Furthermore, there are far more men in the fields of engineering and computer science, which are fields that have lots of jobs available and pay more than other jobs that women often seek, like education and social health. Our class discovered that this gender inequity is a result of the gender stereotype that girls are not good at math. In fact, many of the girls in our class do not like math, but we believe that they can be good at math. This project will help us explore the world of math and make math fun by using music and visual art. We will make the math around us visible, and we all will excel at math.
Students will be challenged to create their own math video with a partner that makes the math they learned visible to their audience, using “Flocabulary” as an model - poetry, music, and stop motion animation.
Here is our second, current project syllabus, "Run Like a Girl: Social Norms around Gender and Race". Please scroll to read the entire document. Our work will be posted on the class blog page: "3rd Grade Action."
Here is our first project syllabus, "Think Outside the Box: Building a Cardboard Arcade". Please scroll to read the entire document. Our work will be posted on the class blog page: "3rd Grade Action."