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Linking Math And History Through Technology
My students need 4 laptops to meet our goal of linking history with math and technology.
My students often ask, "Why do we learn math and history?" This project will help them understand the ties between them and give them technology skills for life. This project will ask them to analyze data from different times, create spreadsheets, and create websites to share their findings.
I teach at an inner-city charter school in Southern California.
I teach 180 students about world history and current events. Most of my students live below the poverty line and will be the first in their families to go to college. They are hard working students who often do not have access to a lot of technology and love the opportunity to use technology in the classroom. They are great kids who I know will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
The Internet is a great way to gather data and different computer programs can help people analyze that data. You need to have the technology to access this information. Four laptops will allow 8-12 students to have access to the internet in each of my classes. Between my 5 classes, 40-60 more students will be able to make use of computers every day.
This project will ask students to examine different types of data, collect different types of data, track that data over time, and analyze that data. They will try to find correlation between variables and use the data to hypothesize about the future. They will also be able to use these laptops to create presentations of their data and websites to share these presentations with the world.
This donation will allow my students to use math in a concrete way to understand history and to learn how to analyze data.
This project will give my students the opportunity to really use their math and analytical skills in the study of history. I am hoping it will excite them about collecting, analyzing, and presenting their findings. I would like it to lead into collecting data in our community and realizing that there are real relationships between history and math.
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