Spring 2008 Issue

It All Adds Up

Barry University Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Dr. Eduardo Luna has co-authored and edited two mathematic text books that are being used by all third- and fourth-graders in the Dominican Republic.

The books were created through research Luna conducted during the 2006-2007 school year during which time he worked with a group of 219 third-and fourth-grade teachers and their students in urban and rural public schools.

The book, “Explora la Matematica: Grade 3,” was published in October, and his second book, “Explora la Matematica: Grade 4,” is currently being printed. Both books were sponsored by a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grant. The purpose of the grant is to improve the teaching of mathematics at the elementary school level through the comprehensive training of first- through fourth-grade teachers.