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Imagine Math Students Donate to Hurricane Irma Relief in Record Time

Within just four days, U.S. students solve hundreds of thousands of math problems to earn points for charitable giving, donating $5,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Irma Relief Fund   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PROVO, UT – September 18, 2017 – Imagine Learning, developer of the widely respected Imagine Math digital curriculum, announced today that Imagine Math students throughout the country earned enough math points in just four days to donate $5,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Irma Relief Fund—only a week after donating to Hurricane Harvey relief.
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How to Reduce Math Anxiety

The alarm sounds, telling you it's time to get up and greet the day, but as you slowly wake from your slumber and wipe the sleep from your eyes, a familiar feeling of dread rushes through you in an overwhelming wave. It's test day--and even though you've studied for hours and scored fairly well on practice exams and homework assignments, doubts assail you and make you question whether or not you're really ready for algebra. Math Anxiety is defined as “the panic, helplessness, paralysis, and mental disorganization that arises among some people when they are required to solve a mathematical problem." A common phenomenon that affects many, math anxiety is related to performance anxiety and is likely to extend far outside of the classroom if not recognized and proactively managed.
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How to Build Math-Motivated Students

Somewhere right now, a student is struggling with math. But is their struggle productive or pointless? The answer depends on one thing: motivation. The fact is, it takes patience and perseverance to build any skill, such as phonological awareness for budding readers or math fluency for budding mathematicians. But when students are motivated to keep going, they're on a sure path to mastery--even in the middle of setbacks and failure. What Motivates Math Learning? It's a given that no two students are alike. Clearly, what motivates one may not work for another. Moreover, each student needs a variety of problem-solving skills. In math--as in life--there may be more than one "right" answer. Given the complexity of this process, what motivators are best?
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