photo of Dr. Roland Minton
1.26.2018
By Roanoke College News

Professor’s Love For Sports and Math Creates Unique Classroom Experience

Dr. Roland Minton's love for sports helps to engage students in mathematics, a subject where it is usually difficult to visualize the material. "Math doesn't have a really cool physical demonstration. But if I relate it to sports, even if there's not a physical demonstration in class, most people can at least have a visual of one person throwing a ball to the other...it makes it more accessible," Dr. Minton says. "There's a lot of great math that controls machines and really complicated processes, but that's not real accessible for many people. And I think sports is."