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Imagine Learning in the News: Utah Imagine Math Students Donate Thousands to Utah Food Bank Charity

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Utah students solved over 3.7 million math problems, converting earned math points to $2,500 for the Utah Food Bank charity

Imagine Learning, developer of the award-winning Imagine Language & Literacy digital curriculum, announced today that students across the state of Utah have raised $2,500 for the Utah Food Bank charity during the Do Math! Pay It Forward contest.

Imagine Math is a vehicle that allows students across the state to increase their math understanding while making the conscious decision to give to charity. This fall, Utah students worked on Imagine Math lessons and earned a type of currency called THINK points. Students chose how to spend their points with options ranging from dressing avatars, contributing to class goals, or donating to a charity.

During the donation period, students solved more than 3.7 million math problems and donated over 25 million earned math points, which translates to $2,500 for the Utah Food Bank. This donation is a part of Imagine Learning's charitable giving program, which has raised over $550,000 for local and national charities since its inception.

“The Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful for the support of Imagine Learning’s Do Math! Pay It Forward giving and would like to congratulate students across Utah on a job well done,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank Chief Development Officer. “This donation will provide over 9,000 meals to Utahns facing hunger and will truly impact the one in six Utah children facing hunger.”

Studies show that providing kids the option to donate points to charity, instead of redeeming rewards for themselves, develops decision-making skills, boosts confidence, and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of philanthropic thinking and practice.

"This fall, Utah Imagine Math students opened up their hearts to help their community with math," said Lisa Wise, manager of motivation at Imagine Learning. "We are so proud of those students who have participated in this endeavor to help feed hungry families across Utah. Math students across Imagine Nation have embraced the charitable giving program throughout the years and turned their hard work into an act of giving and kindness.”

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for K–12 students, revolutionizing the way kids learn. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Español, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Math because they are research-based, data driven, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use. The Imagine Learning family is dedicated to changing lives and opening doors of opportunity for kids.

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