Numbers in Nature Math on the Mountain

How does one increase data literacy of K-12 students?

This is the question that project coordinators Dr. Michael Giamellaro, Dr. Kari O’Connell, and Dr. Melinda Knapp set out to answer with their Numbers in Nature, Math on the Mountain Project.

Over the course of a year and a half, project coordinators brought together scientists and teachers to create curriculum for students to meet this goal.

Featured in Connected Science Learning, the project is dissected from its beginning to recommendations for others interested in using a teacher-scientist partnership to support data literacy. Starting with the recruitment of scientists at both H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and Mt. Bachelor., to teachers wearing GoPro cameras to create short videos for their students. Teachers developed data literacy and a better ability to share this information through first-hand conceptualization and are now better equipped to convey these ideas to their students. 

You can learn more about this project by reading the full article: Numbers in Nature, Math on the Mountain: A Teacher-Scientist Partnership to Tell Stories of Place Through Data