Math Made Easy: Education researcher invites parents and teachers to unlock key concepts, Dec. 6

Video series aims to improve the math ability of students on PEI
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dr. Tess Miller, associate professor of education at UPEI, invites parents and teachers to a special event designed to help improve the math ability of students on Prince Edward Island. The event is Wednesday, December 6, from 4:30–6:00 pm in room 104 of UPEI’s Health Sciences Building.

Dr. Miller has developed a series of math videos to teach concepts in multiplication, fractions, and decimals. The videos provide strong visual aids to help anchor concepts, which, for some learners, are difficult to grasp.

“When learning difficult topics, students often resort to memorizing algorithms, which may lead to the correct result but does not provide a deep understanding of what is really happening,” explained Dr. Miller. “By using diagrams to explain the concepts, students can not only come to a correct answer but fully grasp how they got there.”

Participants will be divided into small groups to watch short videos on individual concepts. Dr. Miller and her team will also engage the groups in practicing the concepts in the videos.

All are welcome. Please let Dr. Miller know by December 1 if you plan to attend.

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