In Oceanside Rising students first identify problems in their community that will then serve as the backdrop for learning the necessary mathematical skills and answering the following essential questions:
- How might we use mathematics to solve real problems in our communities?
- How can we inspire students to solve problems and bring change to their community?
- How can we make our voices heard to spark the change needed?
Academic Skills and Content: Using systems of inequalities, students bring awareness to local issues by creating a city map with the affected areas shaded. Using geometry and constructions, students design and create decals that bring awareness to the issues they care most about. The project culminates in a community presentation bringing awareness to their concerns through their work.
Final Products: a city map of community problems, and decals designed to raise awareness of specific local issues.
Suggested Duration: one semester
Created with the support of the California Department of Education California Career Pathways Trust