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REF NO.: 26

SUBJECT: Diagnosing and curing the math plague

DATE: Nov. 23,2006

Every year, hundreds of high school graduates are admitted to Memorial University with acceptable grades in mathematics, yet have a math skill level of Grade 6 or below. Since 1988, Dr. Sherry Mantyka, director of Memorial’s Mathematics Learning Centre, has been studying this problem. In a talk on Tuesday, Nov. 28 called The Math Plague - Learning Strategies for Under-Achievers in Mathematics, Dr. Mantyka will discuss some of the common learning problems students have, and some strategies to solve them. The talk will be held at 8 p.m. in Memorial’s Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music.

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To arrange an interview, contact Dr. Sherry Mantyka: 737-3308; smantyka@mun.ca.

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