Math adds up to a trip to Shanghai

HEARTS IN CHINA—Iris Van Dyke, center and inset right, with some of the conference participants from different provinces in China during her recent teaching trip.Math is the universal language, and fourth-grade teacher Iris Van Dyke knows how to crunch the numbers.
Van Dyke, who teaches at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village, returned from a December teaching conference in Shanghai where she spoke to Chinese educators on a series of topics, including math.
She was asked to make a pre...

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