Pearson Celebrates 2016 National Mathematics Awareness Month With Webinars on Essential Role of Math in Education

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Interactive webinars will feature compelling presentations from educator experts on the impact of math on our lives

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Pearson today announced interactive and informative webinars hosted in celebration of the 2016 National Mathematics Awareness Month. In support of this national initiative, Pearson is celebrating the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Statistics and the relevance math provides in everyday life through a series of webinars and interviews with educational experts, authors and learners. Webinar topics include the essential role of mathematics in natural and social sciences, and improving achievement in technical mathematics to increase student success in vocational and technical fields of study through use of MyMathLab® digital learning technology. Learners are also featured in compelling video testimonials discussing how their instructors inspire and motivate them to excel in mathematics.

Below is additional information on the webinars. Register here to attend.

Title: How Mathematics Transforms the World
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 3-4 pm ET
Who: Gary Rockswold, Author/Professor Emeritus, Minnesota State University
What: Mathematics is playing an essential role in not only the natural sciences, but also in the social sciences. But is this only the beginning of an even bigger and more powerful role that mathematics will assume in the future? This entertaining multimedia presentation explains why it is a great time to be a mathematician.

Title: Math for the Really Real World
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3-4 pm ET
Who: Eric Gaze, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) program, Bowdoin College
What: Explore how proportional reasoning underlies the way individuals communicate with numbers, as well as why businesses utilize spreadsheets to model ill structured problems.

Title: Contextualizing Technical Mathematics Using MyMathLab to Make the Concepts Relevant
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4-5 pm ET
Who: Matthew Hudock, Professor of Mathematics, St. Philip's College
What: In a technical math class, the goal is for the students to master the necessary math skills in order for them to be successful in their vocational and technical fields of study. When working with a wide variety of majors in the vocational and technical areas, the biggest challenge is getting students to see the relevance of the concepts they’re learning. This webinar will show how to design assignments that contextualize mathematics for students for a wide variety of fields using MyMathLab®. Review Professor Hudock’s case study.

Additional mathematics resources from Pearson include the Teaching & Learning blog post, “In Mathematics, Do Coincidences Just Happen?” by Professor Diane Hollister, Reading Area Community College; and educator case studies demonstrating the measurable impact that teaching with MyMathLab and MyMathLab™ digital learning technologies has on improved learner outcomes in mathematics and statistics.

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