Immigration and the Mathematical Mind

Jimi’ E. Rogers, Kindergarten, Nations Ford ES

Curriculum Units (pdf)

Synopsis

This unit seeks to shed light on the importance of immigration and how it affects the well-being of students between the ages of 5-18. Through activities in mathematics such as categorization and data representation, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what immigration is and how important a social issue it is, particularly in our city of Charlotte. In addition, students will learn and discuss categories and engage in data representation with a human graph. Students will also apply what they know about data by drawing representations of categories and plotting themselves in a graph to show immigration representation from various countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico.