The purpose of this project is for students to experience math with the role of a climber as they attempt to summit Mount Everest. The student role is of utmost importance, so anytime throughout the project where you can address students as climbers and play up this role, do so. As your students progress through the project, find ways to continue to immerse them in the story – YouTube videos of climbers, National Geographic Articles, and so on. Also consider interspersing some journal entries from the viewpoint of a climber.
This digital tool is much more of a curriculum than an online game. Everything you need is housed online and you’ll get a teachers guide for the entire story project.
This is meant to be an immersive experience, so anytime throughout the project where you can address students as climbers and play up this role, do so. You can add in all kinds of connections to the history, geography, etc. The original story project has the teacher play a supplementary role to the project manager pictured in the videos. Throughout the unit, the project manager will pose questions, but it’s up to the teacher to encourage students’ thought and participation. You’ll want to decide if your child will be the project manager and how you’ll have discussions with your child.
There are 4 tasks each with 4 sub-tasks to complete. You can spread this out however you would like to fit your own needs.