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Math in Our Lives
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c/o Kristin Brown

847 Arden Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
530/475-0410 (ph/fax)


Enid Figueroa, Kristin Brown, and
Dennis Sayers, Co-Founders

Reinaldo Rivera, Technical Support




Orillas Group Projects

A Few Highlights from the Past

On this page you will find selected examples of group projects sponsored in the past by De Orilla a Orilla. To learn more about the pedagogical principles underlying the design of these and other group projects (such as the Connecting Math to Our Lives Project taking place now), please see the section on "Our Philosophy."


Refranes / Proverbs

In this international project, students and their families conducted a wide-ranging collection of proverbs. Activities included creating a data base of proverbs and the situations in which they are used, writing modern day fables with illustrations to convey the meanings of the proverbs they collected, and critiquing the proverbs they didn't agree with in essays explaining what is wrong with the views the proverb projects.

All ages and languages.

Water, water, everywhere! / Agua, en todas partes
A project in which students conducted an environmental study of fresh and salt water ecosystems, and as a social studies project looked at water as a community resource.

All ages and languages

PSR*TEC, De Orilla a Orilla, I*EARN-Orillas



New Places / Nuevos lugares

Students from around the world explored and analyzed what it is like to move to a new place. One of the goals of the project was to encourage the participants to apply their research findings and to make recommendations to transform their schools into better places for recently arrived students.

Traditional Games / Juegos tradicionales

In this intergenerational project, students and their families collected and shared games that have been passed down through the oral tradition. The games project provided an ideal opportunity for drawing parents' traditional knowledge into their curriculum. In some cases it also promoted more positive intergroup relations among diverse groups of students.