An Independent School • Grades 5-12
by Kat Yorks, director of Summer School Programs
This past month, Lakeside Summer School Programs classes brought students together virtually, with teachers adapting traditional forms of assessment (like testing) into innovative project-based assessments.
Lakeside math teacher James Lajoie’s precalculus class created COVID-19 data models analyzing data from specific states and countries, including daily hospitalizations, daily new cases, total confirmed cases, total deaths, and total recovered. Students developed mathematical and visual models to present their findings. They then used their models to interpret the data in the context of each region’s social distancing measures (or lack thereof) and to make predictions about the future. Spoiler alert: social distancing measures are working!