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Hudson Seminar Explores Kids' Math
APRIL 29, 2005--UW-RF mathematics professor Kathy Ernie and associate
mathematics professor Laurel Langford will present "Making Sense
of Math: Students Creating Strategies for Elementary grades" from
7 to 8:30 p.m. May 10 at the Hudson Hospital Conference Center as part
of the UW-River Falls "Exploring "U" program.
The hospital is at 405 Stageline Road. The event is free and open to the
The math that children learn in today's schools looks a lot different
from what parents remember from their grade school days. Why has math
teaching changed so much? What are the advantages of new methods? How
can parents help their children learn math?
Ernie and Langford will shed some light on the situation by explaining
underlying principles behind new elementary mathematics curricula, including
everyday math currently used in the Hudson School District.
In particular, the presentation will focus on the value of making students
develop their own strategies for solving math problems instead of simply
teaching them a standardized method.
Reservations are encouraged but not required. For reservations, call 715/425-3256
or e-mail the UW-RF office of outreach and graduate studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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