A Virginia high-school teacher says her students' math scores have improved since she started using a teaching method that blends sound effects and classical music. Teacher Sharon Dravvorn, who recently won a Milken Educator Award, uses classical music to help relax students, eye tricks to draw attention to the board and sound effects to help students focus and retain information. "Making sounds to an equation helps me remember how to do it," one of her students said.

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