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UMES Math Initiative, Professor B Methodology

  • Monday, February 12, 2007

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Professor Everard Barrett, author of the Professor B methodology for mathematics education, demonstrates a proven method of teaching middle school mathematics during workshops sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore through Wednesday, February 14.

    Barrett is known nationally and internationally for designing a teacher's method that awakens the mathematician in the youngest of learners.  Rather than memorize, students taught with this method internalize mathematical information in much the same way they internalize the content of stories.

    Using the Professor B Math Program kindergarten and first graders children have mastered the lower/higher addition/subtraction facts and reading numbers in the hundreds of trillions (fifteen-digit numbers), second graders have mastered multiplication facts and long division, fifth graders master "seventh grade math," fifth and sixth grade classes in the most disadvantaged communities outperform ninth graders on state exams.  The program has consistently delivered substantial gains in math scores.

    Teachers of kindergarten through twelfth grade as well as their students and their students' parents are invited to participate.  For more information, visit                                                                                                                                          


    Suzanne Waters Street, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355,


    Presentation Schedule for Professor B


    Tuesday, February 13                 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

    Somerset County GEAR-UP Participants (students, parents, and teachers)

    UMES Student Services Center Multipurpose Room


    Wednesday, February 14            9 a.m. until Noon

    "Where do we go from here?"

    Wrap-up meetings with invited guests

    Henson Center Reading Room


    3 p.m. Professor Barrett departs campus