|Making math fun is the goal for Jeannette Otley, a seventh grade teacher at H.B. du Pont Middle School in Red Clay.
Jeannette Otley: "They researched a famous building. They actually worked in teams, and they built a gingerbread model of that building to scale calculating the surface area, the volume, the perimeter."
Otley says through Geo-Bread Math her students built all kinds of iconic places.
Otley: "They built the Eiffel Tower. They did the Seattle Needle. They did the Coliseum."
She couldn't believe her eyes.
Otley: "When they brought them in, they were breathtaking. In all the years, I have been teaching, I've never seen anything so well done."
After seeing the gingerbread houses that were just too good to eat, Otley thinks the students really grasped Geometry a lot better.
Otley: "I think the more we can connect our curriculum with real life activities, the children learn more and they remember it."
Her Geo-bread Math program won a 2012 Superstars in Education Award.
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