Jill Altman introduced her 3 student representatives and talked about the 7th and 8th grade Math Workshop for students who are challenged in some areas of math. A class of just under 20 students built an 11 ft. 8 in. long and 4 ft. wide Skiff with the assistance of Wind and Oar Boat School. Jill said the program made math come alive for the students. The project took 9 weeks. There was a lot of buzz and excitement throughout the school for the project. Students learned to use saws, drills, tape measures, hammers, glue, math, fractions, division, to work in teams, figure out problems and more. The project seemed to strengthen the students’ engagement with school, develop math skills, apply learning and develop social skills. At one point there was a break in the bow so students became engineers to fix it. The Skiff has been auctioned off, however, it will be on display at Rowe Middle School a bit longer.
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