Field Trip: Kids not thrilled about math? Bethel, Ohio school aims to inspire through IMPACT program

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For the past three school years, William Bick Primary School teacher Tina Brink has changed her approach to math instruction. Instead of telling her students how to do it, Brink allows kids to explore and “to find out that one plus one equals two.”

The strategy is based on a teaching method called Improving Mathematical Practices and Classroom Teaching (IMPACT) and is being implemented by first and second-grade teachers as well.

“It really has made a difference in how our kids see math,” Brink said.

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