Finnish Maarit Rossi: Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize

22-02-2016 Finnish Maarit Rossi: Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize Maarit Rossi, a mathematics teacher from Finland, is among top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, worth of US $1 million.

Maarit Rossi is driven to prove the mathematics is not boring but challenging, stimulating and fun; a tool to make sense of the world rather than a list of rules. Her students often learn outside the classroom by taking unconventional approaches to real-life problems such as measuring a large circle with shoes to demonstrate the effectiveness of pi. Her school consistently ranks above average in Finnish PISA and national maths tests, which is excellent result, since Finland is overall consecutively ranked as one of the global leaders in OECD’s PISA studies.


See the video where Maarit Rossi and her students describe her teaching methods.


Maarit Rossi is founder and CEO of Paths to Math. Paths to Math is a comprehensive 21st century math curriculum for grades 7 – 10. Based on the modern learning theory, Paths to Math provides students and their teachers a new educative, engaging and fun tool for learning and teaching mathematics. The material is web-based and fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, making it a more advanced and flexible alternative to the traditional printed books. Paths to Math stems from the Finnish educational system.


Next week (1-3 March, 2016) Maarit Rossi will be present at GESS Dubai 2016. “Paths to Math is looking forward to meet potential customers, investors, partners and re-sellers at GESS Dubai,” says Maarit Rossi.


The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

The prize serves to underline the importance of educators and the fact that, throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognized and celebrated. It seeks to acknowledge the impacts of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them.