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Some math teachers stop unicycling

Some math teachers stop unicycling

Jane Anderson and Alissa Meredith
March 3, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

According to math teacher Robert Otto, teachers previously committed to the unicycling initiative are slowly dropping out because of possible injuries and lack of commitment. Otto said once his fellow teachers saw him fall on the unicycle, they re-thought their actions in participating in the activit...

Staff editorial: Unicycling intends to inspire, encounters setback

Staff editorial: Unicycling intends to inspire, encounters setback

March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

To demonstrate the importance of overcoming academic challenges, teachers in the math department started off the 2016-17 school year by attempting to learn how to ride the unicycle. As many teachers found riding the unicycle difficult, the goal of the activity was to show students that grasping a new co...

Math teachers continue unicycle training

Math teachers continue unicycle training

Lukas Levin
February 9, 2017
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life

As some math teachers progress learning to ride unicycles, sophomore Grace Farley said she is confused by the message. “I think it’s just kind of weird. It doesn’t make any sense to me. The whole point of it was to show that if you try something, then you’re going to get good at it,” Farley...

Unicycling brings motivation

Unicycling brings motivation

Jane Anderson, Sam St. Claire, and Emma Dietz
September 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

New math teacher Robert Otto brought the idea of unicycling from Minneapolis Southwest to help motivate students to work harder in math. Each teacher is to learn how to ride a unicycle by the end of the school year. Otto said the purpose of unicycling is for students to be motivated to try new thing...

New math teacher strives to break boundaries

New math teacher strives to break boundaries

Elise Riley
November 9, 2015
Filed under School clubs and activities

Iowa native high school math teacher Mason Frank said he loves the idea of being part of a supportive community at Park. After graduating from a small-town high school near Des Moines, Iowa, Frank attended Iowa State University, where he said he found his calling with math. “Math has always co...

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