Jennifer Elmo

Sanderson High School
Wake County Schools
Mentor: Dr. Lisa Bullard, NC State University
Sponsor: NSF Science and Technology Center at NC State

Integrating Chemistry & Algebra 2 Using Technology and Real World Applications
Ms. Elmo, in partnership with Dr. Lisa Bullard, NC State’s Director of Undergraduate Studies in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is creating lessons that link the understanding of concepts in chemistry to skills learned in algebra II. Using systems of equations in solving problems, Ms. Elmo’s students are utilizing matrices to balance chemical reactions and direct and inverse variations. This fresh approach reinforces students’ understanding of the relationship between two disciplines that have traditionally been taught separately.