Magnet Program

School-wide Focus:
Individual grade levels will compare and contrast math systems and economic development on a global scale.
School-wide culminating events include student presentations depicting how math and economics work in our daily lives.  Career Connections include mentoring, interview skills, and job shadowing in many different careers in economics and business.  Students learn throughout the year how math and economics are used in different careers as well as in everyday life.

Interdisciplinary Strands:
Throughout the year, students participate in knowledge-building of math and economic concepts through three interdisciplinary units, or strands.  The three strands are:
Daily Living
        During this unit, the students learn about earning, saving, and spending  
         money.  They answer questions such as:
                        How does economics affect my life?
                        Where in my life will I encounter mathematics?
        Intermediate grades even learn how to keep and balance a checkbook!
Career Connections
        In this unit, each grade level explores a particular career area. They
        consider questions like:
                        How do people use math in these careers?
                        What effects do economics have on these careers?
Global Communities
        During Global Communities, students study the economies of other
        countries, including money systems, jobs, and trading.  They
       use the information learned to answer:
                        How does economics impact the global community?
                        Would limited natural resources affect the global community?
                        Why is math considered to be the universal language?