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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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(850) 245-0413

What’s Working Series Shifts Focus to Mathematics Education

~ State and national experts gather to discuss “What’s Working in Math” in Florida ~

The Florida Department of Education will bring together distinguished mathematics educators, researchers and business leaders in Orlando on Monday to talk about the critical topic of mathematics instruction in Florida. Gathering as a part of the Department of Education’s newly established What’s Working series, participants will discuss the state of math education in our classrooms, essential math skills needed to compete in today’s marketplace, national best practices for teaching math and innovative approaches to ensuring that students can understand and apply basic math skills for their future.

National Mathematics Advisory Panel member, Dr. Russell Gersten, will kickoff the meeting with a comprehensive look at mathematics instruction in our state and the nation.

The meeting will be held:

Monday, December 1
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Concourse Ballroom South

To view a live webcast of the day’s events, visit

Hosted by the Department, What’s Working is an innovative program that provides a forum for education policy makers (such as district school superintendents; community college, state college, and state university system presidents; legislators and legislative staff; business stakeholders; State Board of Education members; and Department staff), to discuss current education trends and new methods for achieving greater academic success in Florida’s teaching institutions. The next What’s Working meeting is planned for early next year and will focus specifically on the subject of reading.