Scientific American on the Rosenthal Prize

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rosenthal prize imageI am proud to be featured in the Roots of Unity blog at Scientific American.

Evelyn Lamb’s piece, “Award Winning Teachers Put Math on Hands and Heads“, reports on the inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching, presented by the Museum of Mathematics.

As runner-up for the Rosenthal Prize, I was interviewed for the piece, and had a chance to talk about my teaching philosophy, my award-winning lesson, and the value of hands-on, collaborative activities in mathematics class.  In summarizing my approach to teaching mathematics, I said

“I want the classroom to be a place where we explore ideas together, where students can play around, experiment, collaborate, argue, create, and reflect on everything.”

The purpose of the Rosenthal Prize is to encourage and promote innovative, replicable math activities that engage and excite students.  I’m honored to be a part of this endeavor, and I look forward to more fun and creative math lessons being shared in the future.

Categories: Teaching


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