Montana State University

Public lecture to focus on improving mathematics learning among English language learners

February 16, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- A free public lecture about the use of cultural relevancy in improving mathematical understanding among elementary students will be given Friday, Feb. 17, at Montana State University.

Ron Tzur, professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of California at Davis, will speak at 4 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building. His lecture, titled "Culturally-Mathematically Relevant Pedagogy (CMRP): Fostering Urban English Language Learners' Cognitive Transition from Additive to Multiplicative Reasoning" is part of MSU's Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the dean of the College of Letters and Science, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Creativity and Technology Transfer, and the ASMSU Procrastinator Theater.

For more information, contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences at 994-3601.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu