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Solving Our Math Problems

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The latest round of international testing shows mediocre results for American students, compared with many other countries.  Meanwhile, states including New Hampshire are adopting a more rigorous approach, and the Granite State is also considering more math coursework in high school. We’ll explore what’s in store for math students.


  • Greg Superchi  – President of the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics. He teaches high school math in Lisbon and also math education courses at Plymouth State University.
  • Paul Leather – New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Education.
  • Lincoln Robertson – A mathematics professor at White Mountains Community College. His students include future mathematics teachers. He has also taught math at the High School and Middle School levels.

We'll also hear from:

  • Tony Falcone – A mathematician who has concerns about the way math has been taught in his town of Hollis.
  • Sherry Fulton – Assistant principal at Sunset Heights Elementary School in Nashua and a curriculum specialist for the district.