Mike Stewart

2011 Teacher Winner

School: KIPP Strive Academy, Fifth Grade Math
Project: Entrepreneurship in Action

Although students can master basic math skills in the classroom, they lack a working knowledge of how these skills will allow them to function in the “real world.” This project turns a classroom into a fictional community, where students run one of 15 small businesses (using a business simulation curriculum entitled Mean Jeans). As a result, students will gain practice of mathematical concepts, teamwork skills, time management skills and communication skills.

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