New PBS call-in show aims to help students’ math skills

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East Tennessee PBS continues its mission of education with a new program that is geared toward helping students improve their math skills.

“Mathline” is a live call-in show during which host Ernie Roberts provides callers with answers to their math problems.

The 30-minute show, premiering at 6 p.m. Aug. 11, will be broadcast at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday on East Tennessee PBS.

During the show, Roberts answers relevant questions with a Common Core influence, helping facilitate a deeper understanding of learning mathematical concepts.

“‘Mathline’ is a valuable asset to students, parents, teachers, tutors, after-school programs, adult education and anyone who wants to brush up and refine his or her math skills,” said Roberts, an award-winning Tennessee math teacher and facilitator for the Tennessee Department of Education.

“I’m excited to be working with East Tennessee PBS to address the need for additional math education to help students succeed in school and prepare for careers.”

In addition to on-demand answers, each “Mathline” program will include real-world math applications, brainteasers and quick tips to engage viewers of all ages.

“Mathline” is geared toward students in grades 4-12. However, all students, parents and teachers are welcome to submit questions by calling the toll-free number 1-844-NUMBER8 (686-2378).

Visit www.EastTennesseePBS.org/programs/tn-learn-mathline/ or call the station at 865-595-0220 for more details.