@article {MATHEDUC.06560931,
author = {Kurz, Terri L. and Yanik, H. Bahadir and Lee, Mi Yeon},
title = {The geometry of scoliosis.},
year = {2015},
journal = {Teaching Children Mathematics},
volume = {21},
number = {6},
issn = {1073-5836},
pages = {372-375},
publisher = {National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA},
abstract = {From the text: Science and mathematics often go hand-in-hand. Using scoliosis as a context, intermediate elementary school students can explore how geometry, specifically angle measurement, plays an important role in recognizing the extent of a person's spine curvature. With the frequency of scoliosis screenings in schools and its recognition as the most common kind of spine deformity, the topic is familiar enough to integrate into a STEM lesson. In this lesson, intermediate elementary school students will devise a strategy to measure the curvature of the spine of people who are diagnosed with the condition. Students will play the role of a scientist and examine x-rays of patients with scoliosis to try to determine a systematic way of measuring the curvature.},
msc2010 = {M62xx (G22xx G42xx)},
identifier = {2016c.00960},
}