Congratulations to Adam and Solomon for their 2nd place team finish in the Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Stock Market Game. These young investors started with $100,000 in virtual money and finished with $104,004, learning about reading graphs, working with large numbers, and calculating gains & losses in the process. They received their certificate at an […]
As different age groups at North Branch have embarked on journeys of discovery around the world, Oscar’s Spanish classes sought new ways to learn Spanish and apply it to other countries. Students combined words they are familiar with and some new ones to present a Spanish-speaking country, its capital, and colors of the flag. Stuart’s math group also […]
Junior II students asked their peers survey questions with specific answers, then graphed the responses to indicate preferences. At assembly today, we learned that lots of students like both chips and ice cream, the most common pet among those surveyed is a dog, the color red is very popular, and NBS students prefer nature and […]
The 4th/5th grade math classes went on a very interesting field trip to Bee Johnson’s garage, just down the road from North Branch. The class learned about torque, centripetal force, friction and speed. All photos are by Stephanie Gross, thanks for the great shots! And thank you, Bee, for the informative and unique field trip.
Katrien’s middle school math class is doing some unusual work. As an article in The Boston Globe explains, it’s an “innovative math curriculum called Bootstrap, which uses computer coding to help students learn algebra functions in real-life applications, rather than in abstract problem-solving.” Check out this article for more information about the program! I […]