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Thinking Differently About Math

Posted by Bill van Asperen

ThinkingDifferentlyAboutMath.jpgA math professor at UPEI says he's suffering from deja vu after the Island's poor ranking in math results in international testing. PEI had the poorest results in the country -- falling below the international average in math in last year's PISA tests.

The Department of Education has said most of Island 15-year-olds are making the grade. Officials say a quarter of students are pulling down the average for others. Gordon MacDonald has his own theories what's driving these results.  spoke with Gordon about some of his concerns.

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PISA results for PEI students

Posted by Bill van Asperen

MSPISAResults1.jpgPrince Edward Island is getting bad marks in international testing results released this morning. Almost 1300 fifteen year old Island students wrote the PISA tests in science, math and reading last year. The Island isn't measuring up well against other students in Canada and often not against students in some of the 64 other countries which participated. Laura Chapin is here with some of the results. (Photos/Docs courtesy of OECD/CMEC)

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Tourism Numbers - Don Cudmore of TIAPEI

Posted by Bill van Asperen

DonCudmoreTourism.jpgPeak tourism season has wrapped up on PEI... and the province has been paying close attention to how many people we brought to the Island this year and where they were spending their cash.

The numbers suggest the season was on par with last year. But unfortunately, last year had the lowest tourism numbers since 2006. For his perspective on this, we're joined now by Don Cudmore, he's executive director of the Tourism Industry Association of PEI.

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