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Friday math movie: Intel Schools of Distinction winner

By Murray Bourne, 29 Sep 2011

Want some good ideas on how to teach math more effectively?

Intel's "Schools of Distinction" competition aims to find schools that are doing a good job promoting STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).

Here's some information on the 6 math/science winners: Intel Schools of Distinction.

The "2011 Star Innovator" winner was Valley Christian Junior High, San Jose, California. Here's the video of their approach. I agree with just about everything they are doing!

I wonder what the students from these schools think of it all. Comments from them would be great.

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