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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Knitting can create more than beautiful patterns. It can create enthusiasm for math too. On a recent visit to the National Museum of Mathematics, students in Harlem Academy’s fiber arts elective explored how math and the art of crafting intersect. Students creating symmetric patterns at the Museum. As avid knitters, our fiber arts students already know the importance of math to their craft: counting stitches, calculating gauge. After attending the presentation, The Fabric of Symmetry:...
Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Math coach Jeff Newman teaches a course on financial literacy to the seventh grade. One by one, math coach Jeff Newman pulls the eighth graders into the hallway to share their individual scores with them.  This is their first meeting since the rigorous MathCounts competition.  His discretion proves unnecessary as each student returns to the classroom and blurts out their score to the rest of the group. They are competitive, but also supportive of each other. When Arielle and Caden step back...