Merrill F. West High School, Tracy:
The team of five high school math teachers will design and develop a home grown project called “Algeomulus Prep Academy”, in which students work in collaborative groups to create math tutorial videos. Students will learn 21st century skills, academic language, and critical thinking through explaining math problems from the Common Core to their peers. To enhance their skills, the team will participate in technology and math conferences, including Computer Using Educators (CUE) and the California Mathematics Council, for a deep dive into the areas of video production, 21st century skills, website development, and innovative ways of teaching math. Eventually, the math teachers aim to facilitate staff development opportunities for school-wide expansion of the project.
View their student math tutorials on the Algeomulus Prep Academy YouTube channel: