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Nat Banting is the first Canadian math teacher to win the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching.

Saskatoon math teacher first in Canada to win prestigious award

Nat Banting (BEd'10, BSc'10), a mathematics teacher at Marion M. Graham Collegiate is the first Canadian math teacher to win the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching, from the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

A high school math teacher has punched his ticket to the Big Apple after stepping away from the textbook for a lesson and rolling the dice, as reported by CTV Saskatoon.

Nat Banting, a mathematics teacher at Marion M. Graham Collegiate is the first Canadian math teacher to win the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching, from the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

"I think it's an interesting win for the province of Saskatchewan," Banting said.

Banting's winning lesson was called "Dice Auction: Putting outcomes of the dice up for sale."

The lesson requires students to try and predict the outcome of dice rolls.

But Banting said the lesson also includes in an element of risk that forces students to make more decisions about the possible outcomes and then adds the element of bidding on the outcome.

Read more at https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/.

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