Steve Mcdonald




Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi

Mr. Macdonald and Pratik Gandhi continue to work together in the Advanced Placement Statistics class in the Math Science and Technology school at Lawrence High is comprised of energetic young students. The class consists of mostly seniors and some juniors both male and female. It is a diverse group that ranges from the outspoken to the soft spoken. Their future goals range from being a professional tennis player, engineers, and video production to a video game designer. While some students were born in different countries and others born and raised in Lawrence they find a common goal in education. However, in the classroom, there is a general respect for one another in which they treat each other like equals.

The course covers a wide range of statistics and probability concepts with a focus on interpreting and understanding data. As a GK-12 fellow, I myself have presented various topics including: my research on wideband spectrum sensing, how to conduct research, practicing problems for the Advanced Placement exam and mentoring. These are presented through various tools such as discussion, videos, hands-on activities and computer software programs. The students keep journals for communication and assessment purposes that allow me to be in direct contact with the students. The students have been extremely helpful in allowing me to communicate my studies and I appreciate all their cooperation.




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This grant is made possible by the National Science Foundation Award #: 0841392