Project: Math in Sports & Games

Teacher: Jennifer Womack
School: Topeka High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 09/27/2010
End Date: 10/29/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We would like mentors who are interested in engaging students by exploring the importance of math in everyday life.


Students will be enhancing their Algebra competency in preparation for their State Assessment by applying the fundamentals of math to everyday life. Students will research the relevancy and importance of math in the sports and games that they are interested in and present a poster of their results.


1. Algebra Curriculum 2. Research and Technology Skills 3. Independent and Cooperative Learning 4. Creative/Visual Art Skills (Poster)



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Math Algebra I/II

Student Outcomes:

1. Weekly Student Research Report 2. Math in Sports & Games Poster 3. Telementor Messages

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Requirements and Rubric for the Research Report and Poster 2. Student/Mentor Messages

Teacher Role:

1. Teach & Prepare Algebra Curriculum and Project 2. Facillitate positive communication between students and mentors 3. Grade student outcomes

Mentor Role:

1. Facilitate positive communication with student 2x a week 2. Assist student in research on the importance of math in everyday life 3. Creative advice in preparation of student's poster and presentation showcasing their research results