Does your Grade 4–8 student need extra help in math?

UPEI research project to offer free, eight-week after-school program
Posted: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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PLEASE NOTE: ALL SPACES FOR THIS PROJECT ARE NOW FILLED

A UPEI Faculty of Education research project is seeking children in grades 4 to 8 who need a little extra help with math, or simply enjoy doing math. Beginning March 5, students will be invited to a free, eight-week after-school program. In these one-hour sessions, students will have an opportunity to develop foundational skills in key areas which act as building blocks for higher-level math.

The program will begin with strategies for addition and subtraction and move onto multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.

This after-school program is part of a UPEI Faculty of Education research project. Students will complete short pre- and post- assessments for each lesson and provide feedback on the different strategies used to teach mathematics.

For more information, or to sign up your child, contact Dr. Tess Miller at tsmiller@upei.ca. Please indicate your child’s grade level and ability as struggling, doing okay, or excelling. Parents will be emailed a letter of information describing the study and a letter of consent giving your child permission to participate.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

Dave Atkinson
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