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Translating math problems into the real world (video)

SRI researcher Phil Vahey finds that visualization techniques and storytelling can help middle-school students struggling with math. SmartPlanet gets a tutorial.

Why do many students struggle in math when they enter middle school?

SRI researcher Phil Vahey has been studying just that. He's found that by using visualization techniques and storytelling to translate complex math problems into the real world, kids can perform better.

SmartPlanet visits the research organization and gets a tutorial on a more visual approach to learning math.

This video originally appeared on SmartPlanet with the headline "How SRI aims to improve middle school math skills."

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