Removing Langauge Barriers from Math Education Improves Student Achievement

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Removing Langauge Barriers from Math Education Improves Student Achievement

by Peter Tavernise
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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Cisco Impact Area | Education

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What if your biggest challenge in learning math was that you could not understand the words that the teacher used to convey math concepts? That the language in the math book was not your first language? Or that your learning disability involved difficulties with words and reading?

Dr. Matthew Peterson, co-founder and COO of MIND Research Institute, knows what that’s like. He is dyslexic. But after completing an undergraduate triple major and a Ph.D. in visual neuroscience, he decided to try to figure out a way to teach math that minimizes the use of words, but maximizes student understanding and achievement.

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Keywords: Education | Cisco | Corporate Social Responsibility | MIND research institute | STEM | achievement | cisco csr | csr | language barriers | math

CAMPAIGN: Cisco Impact Area | Education

CONTENT: Blog