- Dr. Shelley Rap
- Prof. Ron Blonder
- Moran Bodas
- Dr. Alex Friedlander
- Dr. Sharon Geller
- Shoshana Interkat
- Ayelet Odani
- Dr. Sherman Rosenfeld
- Aisha Sindiani
Secretariat and Administration:Shani Motsa
The “Speak to Me in Numbers” curriculum, based on a scientific dialogue between mathematics and data, addresses global issues. This program introduces ninth graders to some of the sustainable development challenges that face the modern world. Global issues are formulated by the UN as SDGs (Sustainable development goals). The SDGs include topics such as Global Warming (SDG 13), the spread of the corona pandemic as part of the Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3), or Life Below Water (SDG 14). A data-driven scientific and mathematical discourse is centered around each of these goals.
The curriculum consists of modules, and each module is based on a specific SDG. Students are presented with data in the form of various mathematical representations as well as the empirical scientific background. The students analyze an issue using advanced mathematical skills, and produce data-driven solutions.
After presenting their conclusions, the students suggest a way in which they can influence their environment while relying on the same data, and act accordingly. The curriculum, taught by math and science teachers, is designed for 9th graders attending excellence programs.
The research is focused on the corresponding development of students’ argumentation, skills, and attitudes towards the SDGs.
The program is funded by the Eddie and Julie Trump Foundation (Grant 316) as part of the Middle School Foundation’s goal to promote excellence.Contact us