Teacher: Puzzles, games and groups get third-graders excited about math:

05/17/2009 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Florida math teacher Betsy Valentine puts her third-grade students in small groups to complete math-based puzzles that teach them about algebra, geometry, fractions and statistics. While just 37% of Valentine's students were performing at grade level in math at the beginning of the school year, 94% are now, prompting leaders from other schools to visit Valentine's classroom to learn how to put her methods to work in their schools.

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