Pic: (l-r) Back row: Greg Barry (Imagine Learning), Gretchen Brown (Imagine Learning), Julie Adams-Chatterley, (Food Drive & Data Specialist, Utah Food Bank), Chris Mudrow (Mountain View Elementary Principal), Barbara Stoker (Imagine Learning). Middle row: Cindy Braeggar (Mountain View Elementary teacher). Front row: Various Mountain View Elementary students
Provo-based Imagine Learning, developer of award-winning digital education programs, presented a check for $2,500 to the Utah Food Bank at an event hosted by Mountain View Elementary in Davis School District last week. The money donated was earned by students from across the state of Utah during the third annual “Do Math! Pay It Forward” contest.
Imagine Math, Imagine Learning’s math program for students in grades three through eight, allows students to earn points by completing lessons on the program that can be turned into charitable donation dollars. This fall, Utah students solved more than 615,000 math problems and donated over 12.5 million earned math “THINK 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 $630,000 for local and national charities since its inception.
Mountain View Elementary was named the “Do Math! Pay It Forward Representative School” for the state of Utah for being the school with the highest donation of dollars to the Utah Food Bank.
"Imagine Math students in Utah opened up their hearts to help their community with math," said Lisa Wise, Motivation Manager 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.”
Studies show that when children have the opportunity to help others, they are more confident, more apt to do well academically and socially, and more likely to develop values of compassion and giving. “At Imagine Learning, we support students in reaching their academic potential, but we are also concerned with their social and emotional well-being,” explained Wise. “We’re thrilled to give students the opportunity to grow in their math learning while also developing as well-rounded individuals.”
Read more about Imagine Math here.