Question: In grade x at Moses Brown, students bridge the divide between the concrete patterns of arithmetic and the abstract representations in Algebra. Solve for x.
To accomplish this task, they use a series of carefully constructed projects that introduce and reinforce critical skills, and which frequently connect with content in other courses for multimodal, interdisciplinary learning.
While students are reading To Kill a Mockingbird in English, they are simultaneously learning about the creation of currency, bank lending ratios, and the effects of changes in the money supply on inflation. The pros and cons of cash and barter economies. Supply, demand, and opportunities and dangers of leverage in the market. They discuss the Great Depression, how it affected people in the 30’s, and its parallels in the heavily-leveraged real estate market of today.