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Canucks players give math lesson to Vancouver students

Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel Sedin and Radim Vrbata spent some time at a Vancouver elementary school Tuesday to launch a new ‘Hockey Scholar’ course that uses hockey-related scenarios to get students interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

During the session at Lord Selkirk Elementary, one student had geometry on his mind, asking Sedin how he uses angles when he’s on the ice.

“I think when you pass off the boards, you have to know the angle to make a good pass,” replied the former Art Ross Trophy winner.

Hockey Scholar is part of the bigger Future Goals program, which has reached more that 375,000 students in North America, proving that learning can be fun, especially when a little star power comes with the lesson plan.

“The kids love it,” said Sedin. “I think it’s a great way of learning too. I think most kids like hockey and if they can include that into learning, they seem to have fun and I think when they have fun it’s easier taking everything in.”

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-With files from Jill Bennett

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