Join us Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca for another FREE interactive math workshop that will give your mind a workout.

Supporting your Child’s Ability to Visualize MathematicsCenter for Mathematical Talent

An important component of mathematics is visualization. Beyond Flashcards: Visual & Spatial Thinking, is the final session of a four-part free math series to help kids learn to think mathematically.
Sian Zelbo and Mark Saul from The Center for Mathematical Talent join PALNYC to discuss the role of visualization in mathematics and give parents and teachers ideas for working with children to develop this skill.

Details: The event is FREE but registration is mandatory and seats are limited.

Location: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm- 8 pm
This Workshop will take place at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca at 120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and West St, across from Whole Foods Market. This workshop series is ideally suited for parents, teachers tutors and caregivers of upper elementary school students and is intended for adults only. For questions, call 212.343.8881

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Angelique LeDoux, co-founder of PALNYC & The P.A.L. Workshop Series for parents and the NYC G&T Symposium.

Workshop Leaders:
Mark Saul, PhD, NYU Center for Mathematical Talent at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
 – Mark Saul directs the Center for Mathematical Talent at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.  He grew up in the Bronx, got his BA from Columbia University and Ph.D. from New York University.  He then spent 35 years in and around New York, teaching mathematics in classrooms from grades 3 through 12. For 12 years, he directed the prestigious Research Science Institute, an internship program for high-ability high school students at MIT.  He has also has served as Senior Scholar for the John Templeton Foundation, guiding their portfolio in gifted education.  Prior to that he was a program director for the National Science Foundation, where his portfolio included programs in mathematics curriculum, in teacher professional development, and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He is a 1984 recipient of that award, the nation’s highest honor for work in the classroom. Internationally, he initiated a student exchange program between Russian and American students, as well as an “Intel/Westinghouse” style competition for students of mathematics in China.  He served as President of the American Regions Mathematics League, mathematics field editor of Quantum (the English-language version of the Russian journal Kvant), a board member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and a member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board for the National Research Council. He has done curriculum development with the Educational Development Center and developed an internship program for high-ability students in Shanghai.  His publications include numerous articles and books, including a elementary text on trigonometry, co-authored with I.M. Gelfand, a translation and ‘reader’s companion’ for Jacques Hadamard’s Elementary Geometry, and “The Peak in the Middle”, a guide for work with mathematically gifted middle school students, published by NCTM.

Sian Zelbo, JD, MA, NYU Center for Mathematical Talent at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Sian Zelbo is the Associate Director for the Center for Mathematical Talent and also the Math Specialist at the Speyer Legacy School, an independent school for advanced learners in Manhattan.  Ms. Zelbo holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and an M.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Columbia Teachers College.  Ms. Zelbo has a range of experiences in the field of math education, particularly working with advanced learners.  These experiences include working as a classroom teacher, running afterschool math circles, coaching middle school and high school math teams, organizing and running math competitions, training teachers, and writing problem-solving curricula that are used all over the city.

About Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] & The P.A.L. Workshops
supports NYC-based parents and their children by offering educational workshops, talent development-based resources and programs, mentorships and a discovery platform for web and app-based learning tools for kids. PALNYC connects experts with parents to better support the cognitive, social and emotional needs of their children.  For more information, see

 If you’ve enjoyed the series as much as we have, be sure to support Sian and Mark’s CAMP LOGIC Crowdfunding project @


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