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

The
Need

American
students are not being adequately prepared to compete in a global
economy.

Many children
have difficulties with and grow to dislike arithmetic and mathematics
because they are not good at calculating. They have difficulties
in really understanding mathematics, in spite of every effort
made by educators. Many students also develop a fear of mathematics.

The Third
International Mathematics and Science Study found that by the
time American students are in high school, they lag far behind
students from other countries. One reason for this pattern of
decline is that the content of U.S. curriculum is less demanding
than that of other countries.

A need for
accelerated mathematics content for students challenges teachers
to incorporate curriculum that uses innovative teaching strategies.
Project MIND - Math Is Not Difficult® is a project developed
to meet this challenge.

Project MIND
includes strategies to eliminate fear of mathematics, spark interest,
stimulate creativity, and enhance students' abilities to become
expert problem solvers in a technologically demanding world.