complete Exhibit Hall project components for their
contributions to the Virtual Math Museum; Students
use rubrics generated from project checklist.
Students contribute best work for math portfolios
and include them in Museum. Teacher checks and
evaluates written biographies, interviews, and
final computer slide presentation.
or Materials Used For
pictures of exhibit hall mathematicians and documentation
of project activities: students use digital camera
and Internet images; for examples of best math
work from student math portfolios: a scanner;
for information about math related careers: Internet
& email; for Project/Program Overviews, and
Virtual Math Museum computer slide show:
Microsoft PowerPoint. For invitations,
thank you notes, interviews, biographies, certificates:
Microsoft Word. Writing Supplies: Book
List for Women Count.
Developed Materials Biography
Agenda and Project Timeline, Mentor
List for Women Count, Web
Sites for Women Count, Rubrics for Computer
Slide Shows, Biographies, and Interviews
Developed Materials Biographies
of Past Mathematicians, Interviews with women
who use math in careers, Computer Slide Shows:
Math Museum, Career
Speakers and Presenters, Math Success Kits
Sites for Women Count
Words The Women
Count project encourages students to improve
math and writing skills by showing examples of
how people use these skills in their everyday
lives. When math mentors share math and writing
experiences, they inspire students and spark increased
interest in these areas. Learning how others have
learned to love subject areas once considered
too challenging for young women can motivate and
encourage students to reach for their dreams.
Tip It's important
to select student coordinators/curators for each
section or Exhibit Hall of the Virtual Museum.
Each coordinator should be responsible for his/her
own design, information input and implementation.
It's amazing to watch students work with their
peers and to fill the Exhibit Halls with their
research and interview information. Added bonus:
Students take great pride in making sure the museum
opening is a great success.