Motivation Math Aligns to Standards, Builds Students’ Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Capabilities

TYLER, Texas – May 6, 2013 – Today Mentoring Minds unveiled a Common Core math learning resource designed to assist teachers around the nation as they implement the rigorous new learning goals. Built by education professionals with decades of experience in the classroom, Mentoring Minds’ “Motivation Math” helps teachers tailor instruction according to student needs and to incorporate critical thinking and problem solving activities that enhance mathematical reasoning into lessons.

“As teachers around the country face the challenge of teaching in new ways to address the depth and rigor of the Common Core Standards, it is critical that they have access to tools that engage students and help them build 21st-century thinking skills,” said Michael Lujan, founder of Mentoring Minds. “‘Motivation Math’ was designed from the ground up to align to the new standards and to complement and extend core math curricula.”

“Motivation Math” Student Edition offers powerful, focused reinforcement to direct math instruction. The resource includes ideas for formative assessment and performance tasks that help teachers identify and respond to areas of need based on individual or group performance.

The “Motivation Math” Teacher Edition unpacks and clarifies the Common Core Standards and offers in-depth explanations of all the components of the student edition so teachers can promote mastery of each topic covered in the new standards. The teacher edition also includes essential vocabulary, literature connections and intervention ideas, preparing educators to tackle any questions or challenges they might face in class.

Educators around the country have turned to Mentoring Minds tools and resources to put their students on the track to success in math for more than a decade. As one math coach said, “Our school achieved the second highest math scores in our district with over 60 percent of students commended. I attribute this to the aid of using Motivation Math with the push and rigor that it contains. We always look for material that contains a lot of critical thinking and have found that in Motivation Math.”

About Mentoring Minds
Founded more than a decade ago by Michael Lujan and his wife Lisa, Mentoring Minds develops affordable, effective learning tools that help children think critically. The company’s dynamic team of exceptional teachers, curriculum coordinators and administrators works with thousands of schools across the nation that use Mentoring Minds’ learning tools to create classrooms where students learn how to problem solve and teachers are confident in their ability to help each student.

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