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    “Intercultural comedian” Jesse Appell of Laughbeijing and the US-China Comedy Center guides Avenues students through an improv class – entirely in Chinese – and discusses why comedy is an act of cultural exchange: bit.ly/2lrYGWC
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Writing math problems encourages meaningful communication of mathematics, promotes problem-solving skills, allows for differentiation in the classroom and slows down the thinking process. With this in mind, I showed recently the girls in the Girls Who Math club some examples of the type of problems Ms. Scully’s class of fourth graders were solving in math and we decided to write similar problems with a Valentine’s theme.   More...

What do you get when you have 16 middle grades girls in the same room? If you guessed gossip, meanness or superficial conversations you haven’t been in my classroom during the Girls Who Math after-school club! I established the club out of my concern regarding teenage girls’ attitudes towards math. Many girls in middle grades […]  More...

Sixth grade students examined the mathematical concepts in a book they were reading for English class.   More...

In addition to our new faculty joining us in the fall, a number of our returning teachers are taking on new responsibilities.  More...

Fanny Sosenke joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a math teacher in the Upper Division, teaching sixth and eighth grade math and sixth grade HIP math.   More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Katherine Zelenka as a math teacher in the Upper Division, working with grades nine and 10. With a background in actuarial science, Katherine brings experience working with both practical and strategic applications of math.  More...

Dozens of colorful kites rose into the clear, sunny skies over Liberty State Park on April 15 as the fifth grade spring STEAM project took wing. As 75 students watched their kites soar—and sometimes crash to the ground—they worked together in pairs to assess the direction of the wind and put their new knowledge of aerodynamics to work through experimentation and trial and error.   More...

Marlene Patricia first joined Avenues in fall 2015 as a math teaching assistant in the upper grades program. In fall 2016, she will become a member of the High Intensity Practice (HIP) math faculty in the Upper Division.  More...

Jessica Curley joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a math teacher in the Upper Division. She comes to Avenues from the Fusion Academy and Learning Center (New York, NY), where she was the head of the math department.   More...

This winter, the installation of a work of art at Avenues became a source of inspiration for our teachers and students. In response to the addition of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 528B to the school’s art collection, our 11th and 12th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teaching team designed an interdisciplinary project for their students.  More...