Teacher-developed course lets students use math to solve crimes

06/14/2010 | Columbia Missourian

A Missouri teacher is using a creative course she designed for summer school to keep students engaged in lessons. The "Sherlock Holmes" course allows students to use hands-on learning to solve crimes using math. Sharon Jacoby says she based the course on the book "Using Math to Solve a Crime." Jacoby said her summer school courses typically involve more movement than classes during the school year.

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