StateImpact Florida: Activist And Algebra Project Founder Bob Moses

Jul 28, 2014

Bob Moses
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Fifty years ago Bob Moses organized volunteers to register voters in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer.

And for decades, Moses is fighting for civil rights as an educator.

He’s won a MacArthur Genius Grant to develop a new way to teach algebra in largely low-income and minority schools.

The Algebra Project shows students how to translate mathematics into common language and back -- to simplify algebra.

The project is starting its third class at Miami Northwestern High School.

And that’s where WLRN StateImpact Florida reporter John O’Connor sat down to talk with Moses.

You can hear StateImpact Florida stories every Monday on WJCT. Check out the StateImpact Florida website to learn how Pinellas County schools are helping ninth graders with algebra.