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Mathematics council president set to give address

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 24, 2005) -- Cathy Seeley, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Jan. 26, meeting of the newly formed Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Seeley's address, "What it Takes for all Students to Succeed in Mathematics," is slated for 7:30 p.m. in room 145 of Margaret M. Walter Hall.

Seeley has been a mathematics educator and change facilitator at the local, state and national levels for 34 years. Throughout her career, which includes teaching mathematics at the middle school and high school levels and working as a K-12 district mathematics supervisor, she has been an active participant in and spokeswoman for the improvement of mathematics education. More recently, Seeley has worked with the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative at the Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas, guiding the state's development of the highly recognized Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for mathematics. She also has served as senior adviser for a distance education online algebra project (ASK ME-Algebra) with the University of Texas.

In her talk, Seeley will address the changes educators will need to make in the way they teach mathematics and in how they engage students to reach the goal of high-quality mathematics for all students. Her talk will be of interest to students preparing to become teachers and teachers. A question-and-answer session will follow Seeley's discussion, which is being sponsored by the Morton Chair of Mathematics Education, an endowed position in the College of Education.

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