In this program at the Discovery Museums in Acton, you can participate in a lively book discussion based on "Faster Isn't Smarter: Messages about Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century" by Cathy L. Seeley, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Discuss thought-provoking issues in K-12 math education, from the impact of rising expectations and the trap of timed tests to the role of technology in math. Sponsored by the Discovery Museums and the Acton-Boxborough Parent Involvement Project. Pre-registration is required. To borrow the book, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thurs., Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m. Free. Adults and teens. Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. www.discoverymuseums.org
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