When I watched some of the videos and read her blog on the site, I knew she would be another great choice to Skype with my Algebra kids. Not only is she energetic and engaging and can talk about how she uses math in her career, but she also has the opportunity to perhaps break some stereotypes high school students sometimes have about both women and cheerleaders. You can read the background information we provided to my students on the class blog and here are the questions we'll be asking:
- How do you define “math?” How would you describe what “math” means to a scientist to non-scientists? - Me
- Was there a time in your life when you ever thought about quitting cheerleading and just focusing on your studies? Did you ever get really overwhelmed? - Becca
- Is it possible that, in the near future, we will find a way to successfully clone any type of cell, even going so far as stopping cellular aging? - Alex
- Do people think you’re not as bright as you are because you’re a cheerleader? - Jeremy
- As you began moving in the direction of science did you begin to notice ties between what you were studying and math? - Mackenzie
- What advice would you give us about succeeding in math? - Grant
Update 10-25-10: Here's the archive of our session. Mollie was fantastic.