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2010.10.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Math Department, OLLAS to Host Winsor Lecture on Oct. 29

Omaha - The Mathematics Department and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host "Bridging the Language Barrier in Mathematics: Results from Action Research," by Dr. Matthew S. Winsor, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in Durham Science Center, Room 115, on the UNO campus.

Winsor is a former K-12 educator with experience in teaching math to Latino students in California, Texas, Iowa and Illinois. He is an assistant professor of math at Illinois State University.

Winsor's research includes teaching English Language Learner (ELL) students math and math content preparation of teachers.

Winsor's presentation will describe how action research was used to address the challenge of teaching math to ELL students. He will discuss several research-based activities that are used in the classroom, along with student reaction to these activities.

Call Michael Matthews at (402) 554-3558 for more information.

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