PSU To Host Statewide Forum on Math Education May 8

May 2nd, 2007 by Adam

Are New Hampshire students ready for the challenge of mathematics –after high school? That question is the subject of a state-wide forum, “Making the Transition in Mathematics from High School to College,” to be held on Tuesday, May 8, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The forum is an opportunity for educators, school board members, legislators and parents to discuss the findings of a two-year project funded by a grant from the N.H. Department of Education about adequately preparing students for post-secondary mathematics use.

The keynote address of the forum features Dr. David T. Conley, director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Conley is the author of College Knowledge – What it Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready.

Breakout sessions at the forum will address:

• National and local research

• High school curriculum recommendations

• Survey results of NH high schools and colleges

• Admission requirements in two and four year N.H. colleges

• Ramifications for middle school and eighth grade testing

• NHCTC math remediation findings and related math preparedness running start and career technical education pre and post-testing results

Registration is $25 per person, and more information is available at:

Other inquiries can be directed to Tamara McKinney, Plymouth State University Business Office
17 High Street, MSC #15, Plymouth, NH 03264

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., 535-2775 or