- Math Is Not Difficult ®

A reform-based program that uses innovative teaching strategies to
eliminate fear of math and make learning fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do you decide where you offer Project MIND training workshops?

We respond to requests that we receive from teachers, math supervisors, and district administrators who are working to improve math instruction and student achievement. Each request begins the process of exploring how Project MIND can help the school site.
We also contact those schools and school districts that we feel could benefit from Project MIND training.
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Q. Can we make a site visit to a Project MIND classroom?

There are several schools that have agreed to let outsiders make site visits to view their Project MIND classrooms. For a list of these school sites, please call 561-866-7430.

Q. I would like to talk to someone from another school district to find out how Project MIND has served them. Is this possible?

Yes. Please see our Reference List page for a complete list of references.

Q. What is the difference between Phase I and Phase II training?

Teachers attend grade-level workshops during both Phase I and Phase II training. Phase I is an introductory course that emphases the basic strategies and Project MIND philosophy and typically lasts three full days. Phase I presents teachers with practical and proven ways to increase the effectiveness of their math teaching. Using classroom-tested activities, the course shows teachers how to develop students' ability to think and reason, build students' number sense and computation skills, use manipulative materials, and organize instruction for cooperative and individual learning. Phase II is a continuation of Phase I, concentrating on more advanced strategies and typically lasting for two full days.
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Q. How do districts fund Project MIND?

Some schools and school districts use monies from their general operating budget to fund Project MIND. Others use well-known sources, such as Title I, and Title II, Part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment Fund), and Title II, Part B (Math and Science Education Partnership). The No Child Left Behind legislation (formerly Eisenhower Math/Science Funding) reauthorizes funds that may be used for professional development provided by Project MIND.
National corporate and private foundations, such as the Exxon Education Foundation, Coca Cola, Toyota, and TIME, offer support from a national level. For continuous updates on funding sources, check these Web sites: www.ed.gov (Grants and Contracts) or www.nsf.gov. Note: The U.S. Department of Education's Web site allows you to create a personal profile in which you receive regular updates about new funding opportunities as they become available.
Private foundations in every state support mathematics education reform and improvement. In addition, community foundations and other public foundations often provide funding to support local schools and special projects.
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Q. Can an individual teacher attend any Project MIND training workshop?

Unless otherwise noted all, Project MIND workshops are only open to those teachers who have registered for the session through their school or school district.

Q. What type of curriculum manuals do you offer, and where can I get copies?

Project MIND offers a series of curriculum manuals. These manuals are designed to be reference books for program participants and are not sold separately.

Q. What are the fees associated with Project MIND training?

For information on training costs, see our Opportunities for Partnership page.

Q. How can I get more information on Project MIND?

For more information on Project MIND, or to learn how you can bring a Project MIND workshop to your school or district, call 561-866-7430, or send an email to projectmind@aol.com. Our mailing address is 2150 Areca Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432