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Parents and teachers invited to Math Made Easy session at UPEI on Dec. 6

Health Sciences Building on UPEI campus, Charlottetown.
Health Sciences Building on UPEI campus, Charlottetown. - Submitted

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Parents and teachers are invited to an event designed to help improve the math ability of students in P.E.I.

Math Made Easy will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 4:30-6 p.m. in room 104 of UPEI’s Health Sciences Building in Charlottetown.

Tess Miller, associate professor of education at UPEI, 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,’’ Miller says. “By using diagrams to explain the concept, 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. Miller and her team will also engage the groups in practising the concepts in the videos.

All are welcome. Those interested in attending are asked to let Miller know by Dec. 1.

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