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New Tech @ Ruston students bringing math to life
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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Students present their audio picture books to the class.

New Tech @ Ruston students were charged — by a little animated talking cat — to make learning math grade level expectations a fun experience. Students presented their projects to classmates, parents and community members on Friday.

The cat, designed by their teacher Daryl Savage, told students they were to create children’s stories that teach several math concepts related to probability, patterns, trends and central tendencies. Students then combined those math skills with audio/visual techniques. Savage said the projects also required a great deal of critical thinking, because students had to find or come up with stories that demonstrate the concepts.

Some students used popular stories like “Cinderella,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or “Hansel and Gretel,” while others came up with their own stories.

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