Virtuous Investment: A Finances Project for Late Grammar/Early Logic School Mathematicians


by
Chris Hall November 9, 2018


Presented at:
2018 SCL Annual Conference

ABSTRACT:

Let’s say that someone gave you $100,000. What would you do with it? Math students in 5th Grade at The Covenant School said they'd purchase Ferraris, primo Super Bowl tickets, and lots and lots of Legos! The hearts of these newly-minted investors were gradually changed, as well as their knowledge of how mathematics works in the real world of banks and markets. The best part is that this all occurred within the context of their normal math curriculum map. Come see how math can speak not only to the head and hands, but also the heart of our students, providing them with tools to play out their calling to use their talents wisely through virtuous investing.


TAGS:

Business Classroom Grammar School Learning Logic School Mathematics Teaching


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Chris Hall
Chris Hall earned a BA in Philosophy from Gettysburg College and an MAT in Elementary Education from Towson University. His naturalist pedigree starts far earlier than his college days: roving far and wide through the local streams and fields on his bike at a time when such things were not yet frowned upon by community associations, earning Eagle Scout, training in tracking, and logging years of outdoor time as a backpacker and ancestral skills practitioner. Before serving as Lower School Academic Dean at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA, Chris was a PK-8 Science department chair, a teacher of Conceptual Physics, and a wide-ranging classroom teacher in elementary and middle schools. He currently lives off the beaten path in central VA on a homesteaded microfarm with his wife, Catherine, and three sons.

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