News Release

REF NO.: 26

SUBJECT: PSA: Diagnosing and curing the math plague

DATE: November 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.

- 30 -