This 8th-grader created a comic strip with characters who are sending text messages to each other in order to solve a math problem.The Math teachers at Aim High’s Lick-Wilmerding campus are helping students raise math to the power of fun. The 8th grade Math students designed and drew their own comic strips to demonstrate their knowledge of the mathematical order of operations and laws of exponents. This unique project blends critical thinking, art, and math skills, and teaches students how to evaluate the quality and accuracy of their own work. Students chose a math problem from their math book, or created their own problem. They used the comic strip panels to explain the steps of solving the problem, and then exchanged their work with each other and graded each other’s projects. Using a special rubric as an evaluation guide, they could easily understand the criteria the teachers expected from them to successfully complete the assignment. The guests who attended Visiting Day at Lick-Wilmerding were extremely impressed with the quality and creativity of the students’ work. Gold stars and A’s all around!