Stonehill students involved in the NUMB3RS Project are given the unique opportunity to think in new ways about the teaching and learning of mathematics. Working as teams, Stonehill students are challenged to design and then implement mathematics problems of their own creation. Through these experiences, they learn not only about the power and beauty of mathematics, but also about best practices in mathematics education.
Through exposure to projects that employ mathematics in non-traditional ways, the goal of the NUMB3RS Project is to move the thinking of both Stonehill students, and the PK-12 students we work with, beyond rote memorization. The NUMB3RS Project helps develop a deeper conceptual understanding of BIG IDEAS in mathematics.
The NUMB3RS Project is a series of programs supported through a grant to Stonehill College from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
Opportunities Available for Fall 2016
“Virtual” NUMB3RS Project
The “Virtual” NUMB3RS Project is just that: ‘virtual’. Stonehill students will create mathematical materials that explore problem solving in an online world. Using a full-featured learning management system (Blackboard) and state of the art video production facilities, students will develop electronic content that presents important mathematical concepts in innovative and engaging ways.
To participate you need to be available on Fridays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm to meet with the team. Stonehill students will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
Faculty Advisors: Timothy Woodcock & Eugene Quinn.
NUMB3RS Project: Rational NUMB3RS
The NUMB3RS Project: Rational NUMB3RS is a six-week afterschool program that serves upper elementary students (Grades 4 & 5) who participate in an afterschool program in Stoughton, MA. Stonehill students who participate in this NUMB3RS Project will collaborate with their faculty advisor and Student Leader to develop and implement investigations exploring the characteristics and properties of rational numbers such as factors, prime numbers, fractions, decimals and integers. Student Leader applications are being accepted for this project.
To participate you need to be available on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to visit the South Elementary School. In addition to the afterschool program sessions, you will be required to meet as a team (alongside your faculty advisor and/or Student Leader) to plan for each session. Stonehill students will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
Faculty Advisor: Kate Marin
NUMB3RS Project: Art by NUMB3RS
The NUMB3RS Project: Art by NUMB3RS is a six-week program that serves students who participate in an afterschool program at the YMCA in Fall River, MA. Stonehill students will collaboratively design and implement a series of tasks designed to explore mathematical problem solving with students between the ages of 10 and 12. Students will be exposed to a variety of modes of American art and explore mathematical questions deriving from each piece. Student Leader applications are being accepted for this project.
To participate you need to be available on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to visit the Fall River YMCA. In addition to the afterschool program sessions, you will be required to meet as a team (alongside your faculty advisor and/or Student Leader) to plan for each session. Stonehill students will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen McNamara
How to Apply
- Download and complete the NUMB3RS Project Application, then print the entire document.
- Sign and submit the completed application to Karen L. Anderson, Education Department (E104) or Lisa Biederwolf (E105).
- PLEASE COMPLETE A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH PROJECT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
- If you are interested in applying for a Student Leader position, you must submit an application for the specific NUMB3RS Project PLUS complete the NUMB3RS Student Leader Application.
Noon on Friday April 15th! (Late applications will not be accepted)