Middle-grades educator uses hands-on lesson to teach stats

05/6/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

A hands-on math lesson helped New Jersey middle-school math teacher Scott Goldthorp win the inaugural Rosenthal Prize for innovative math teaching, awarded in December by the Museum of Mathematics. In Goldthorp's winning lesson, students learn about statistics by first making paint hand prints on butcher paper while standing, and then again while jumping. "At the beginning of the year, they might be out of their comfort zone. But after they get used to it, they love it," Goldthorp said.

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