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Math expert to lead teacher, parent workshop at Lake Tahoe

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Professor Mahesh Sharma is founder and president of the Center for Teaching/Learning of Mathematics of Framingham, Mass., and Berkshire Mathematics in England.

Professor Mahesh Sharma is coming to Lake Tahoe School and Incline Village June 30 to July 2 for an intensive three-day workshop for area teachers of mathematics.

Sharma is internationally known for his groundbreaking work in mathematics education and has a passion for helping students to learn and enjoy math.

After instructing area teachers during the first part of his visit, Sharma will invited all local parents to a special workshop that will assist them in creating interest — and improving their children's achievement — in math.

Attendees will acquire proven strategies and other helpful information to ensure success in the development of exact, efficient and elegant mathematical practices.

Sharma has been known to compare what he deems a current crisis in mathematics with the crisis in reading that the United States endured at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

He also will address the controversial topic of Common Core as it pertains to:

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The parent workshop will be Tuesday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe School Flex Room, and is open to all parents without regard to which school your child attends.

No reservations are required. Contact Lake Tahoe School Math Coordinator Stephanie Mancuso at 775-848-2690 or smancuso@laketahoeschool.org with questions.