Creative teacher wins £10k prize

Balby Carr maths teacher Oliver Offord, demostrates how he explained the Pythagoras theorem by measuring Plasma screens. Picture: Marie Caley D2380MC

Balby Carr maths teacher Oliver Offord, demostrates how he explained the Pythagoras theorem by measuring Plasma screens. Picture: Marie Caley D2380MC

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A TEACHER has won £10,000 for his innovative ways of teaching maths to pupils.

Oliver Offord, 22, used everyday examples to help youngsters studying at Balby Carr Community College understand Pythagoras’ theorem.

Novel teaching ideas, from measuring the size of a plasma television screen to the angle of the roof on a house, helped Oliver win the maths category of a national competition to find the UK’s ‘dream teachers’.

Oliver was one of seven teachers picked out for their ability to creatively solve tough GCSE questions.

The school will receive £7,000 of the prize money, with Oliver spending a further £1,000 on IT equipment and £2,000 on himself.