Passionate maths teacher wins PM’s science prize

Michelle Dalrymple, from Cashmere High School in Christchurch, is the first maths teacher to win...
Michelle Dalrymple, from Cashmere High School in Christchurch, is the first maths teacher to win the Prime Minister's Science teacher prize. Photo: Supplied
Christchurch teacher Michelle Dalrymple says there is no such thing as a maths brain.

The winner of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher’s Prize says that not only is everyone capable of being statistically and mathematically literate, but it is an important life skill.

The Cashmere High School teacher is the first maths teacher to win the Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize.

Michelle is mathematics and statistics faculty head at the high school.

She says every student deserves a champion and is devoted to sharing her research and knowledge with other teachers around the country.

2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prize winners

  • ‘Melting ice and rising seas’ team wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.
  • Laser physicist wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Emerging Scientist Prize.
  • Tūhoe astronomer wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize.
  • Maths teacher wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher’s Prize.
  • Young inventor wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize.

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