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TIPSHEET: National Mathematics Advisory Panel vice chair available to discuss panel’s final report

Camilla P. Benbow, vice chair of President Bush’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel, is available to discuss the panel’s final report, which was presented to the president and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings March 13.

The report contains 45 findings and recommendations on numerous topics including instructional practices, materials, professional development and assessments. Visit for the executive summary and full report.

The National Mathematics Advisory Panel was charged by the president and the U.S. Department of Education with examining scientific research in mathematics education and recommending more effective instructional methods to the nation’s schools.

Benbow is Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She and colleague and husband David Lubinski lead the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, a 50-year study tracking 5,000 gifted individuals across their lifespan, examining their development and the impact of educational interventions on their success.

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