Talk focuses on elementary math



John Tapper

John Tapper

BAR HARBOR — A math chat with John Tapper will take place at the Mount Desert Island High School library on Monday, Oct. 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The talk, titled “Math for everyone: What’s the difference?”, is focused on students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

Parents and families are invited to learn more about how math is taught so that all students can be successful. The evening will include suggestions of ways parents can support their elementary student’s learning.

Tapper is an associate professor of elementary education at the University of Hartford. He did his student teaching at Conners Emerson and spent 20 years as an elementary teacher helping young people – and their parents – learn math. He has worked as a math coach, curriculum director and education researcher. Tapper has worked with students and teachers on improving their understanding of mathematics throughout the United States and internationally, in Eastern Europe and Japan. He is dedicated to helping children and adults discover how much fun math can be.

Coffee and dessert will be served.

Onsite childcare for a limited number of children ages 3-8 will be provided by MDI High School students. Call 288-5049 to reserve a spot

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