Understanding the Use of Social Media and Its Impact on School Suspension

Vertina Rhim, Math, Whitewater MS

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


Over the past ten years the use of social media among middle school students has exploded. This unit attempts to understand social media usage among middle school students and how this connects to disciplinary infractions at school. Students will use proportional reasoning and data analysis to study the use of social media among their peers and identify infractions that result in school suspensions. The unit will also help students understand the impact that discipline issues can have on their learning.