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REF NO.: 171

SUBJECT: Memorial to host national math society
DATE: June 1, 2009

Memorial University will host the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Summer Meeting 2009 in St. John’s, NL, from June 6-8.
This year the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is pleased to be co-sponsoring the special session with the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNet). The co-sponsored session has a strong focus on numeracy and implications for mathematics education, and features talks from six developmental psychologists, Jeff Bisanz, University of Alberta; Peter Bryant, University of Oxford, U.K.; Daniel Ansari, University of Western Ontario; Terezinha Nunes, University of Oxford, U.K.; Darcy Hallett, Memorial University; and Michael Rabinowitz, Memorial University.
The Numeracy/Math Education special session also features talks from Helaman Ferguson, sculptor; John Mighton, Fields Institute, author of The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child and founder of JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigy); and Garry Davis, a high school teacher from the Saskatoon Public School Division. Mr. Davis is currently piloting a program for assisting under-achieving students entering high school using an approach similar to the program developed by the Mathematics Learning Center in Memorial University. 

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