Today we had our launch party for Intersections, our school’s math-science journal. Last year a science teacher and I gathered interested students to produce this journal — and they worked tirelessly and did a spectacular job. This year, we have some new students and some old students who served as editors. Here they are giving their speech at the launch party (which was also a pizza-soda party).
More than anything, I have enjoyed watching the editors become independent leaders, organizing something involving so many people and moving parts, and presenting their creation to administrators, math teachers, science teachers, computer science teachers, and other students. I feel like I’m coming to understand the niche I play in my school: I find ways to make math exist outside of the formal curriculum for kids who want to get more involved. Intersections is one of those spaces — both for editors and for those students who submitted.
If you want to check out this year’s issue, please click on the cover photo (designed by a student) below and it will take you to the website.
(You can also click here.)
More than anything, if you have the time, just click around and see what cool things you discover!
Although it’s a lot of work, if you have any thoughts about starting something like this at your school, I highly recommend it.