Mrs. Silvestri's Bridge Project
this project students are presented with the problem of planning and designing a new bridge for the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey. Plans
for the new construction over the Hudson River must meet the needs of the anticipated
increases in traffic. Students will ultimately demonstrate their designs in the form of popsicle models. Click here to see more about this project.
Investigate Geometry Through Playground Designs...
Silvestir's sixth graders are investigating geometry concepts by planning and designing a community playground. Their
final design illustrations must demonstrate the strategic use of 25 geometry concepts covered in class.
8th Graders Explore a Personal Finance Unit
Eighth graders in Mrs. Silvestri's math class are exploring the world of personal finace by applying
their math skills and concepts to balancing savings and checking accounts, managing debit cards and using credit wisely.They are
learning to make informed decisions about education, employment, purchases, loans, insurance, and retirement. Working
in pairs, the students teams are applying math logic to avoiding common pitfalls in today's world of finance. Spreadsheet
and graphing software play an important role in this innovative unit of study.