Everyday Mathematics Adds Online Demonstrations of Different Solution Methods for Teachers and Parents

June 1, 2009

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, the publisher of Everyday Mathematics, has added online demonstrations to EverydayMathOnline.com for parents helping children with homework and students or teachers who need additional support.

Everyday Mathematics teaches students more than one way to solve a math problem. Solutions are called algorithms and the multiple strategies encourage students to think critically about what methods are best to use for different problems and in different situations.

“Using this methodology of multiple algorithms, students are not passive learners — they are instead active participants in their mathematics education and are able to develop good number sense,” said Jeff Livingston, senior vice president of marketing at Wright Group/McGraw-Hill. “These new online resources help students understand their homework and gain extra practice while giving parents access to the algorithm walkthrough animations. Our goal is to increase parents’ understanding of the program and become more involved with the Everyday Mathematics curriculum.”

Parents who would like to become more familiar with the algorithms in Everyday Mathematics can now see them step-by-step in the Free Family Resources section of EverydayMathOnline.com. The animations are easily accessible, organized by grade level and mathematical operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division). Different types of algorithms are addressed for every operation, and several animated examples are provided for each algorithm.

These animations take users step-by-step through solving a problem with each algorithm. With clear voiceover instructions, the animations help parents, students, or teachers gain a better understanding of different ways to solve a problem. In addition to the animations, parents, students, and teachers can use their EverydayMathOnline.com login to access additional digital resources.

About Everyday Mathematics

With more than 20 years of history, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill’s Everyday Mathematics for Grades Pre-K-6 helps students measure up to the demand for greater mathematical competence and problem-solving ability. Everyday Mathematics was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. The research-based curriculum is used in nearly 185,000 classrooms across the United States by more than 3 million children.

The Everyday Mathematics eSuite includes an online lesson planner with digital access to all teacher materials, an interactive online student edition, animated games for additional fact practice, an assessment management system to monitor student progress, and multilingual family letters in nine languages to support the home-school connection.

Visit EverydayMathSuccess.com to read about the program’s efficacy and to see videos of the program in use in the classroom. See Everyday Mathematics’ Parent Connection for parent resources.

About Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

Wright Group/McGraw-Hill publishes innovative core and supplemental literacy and mathematics programs for differentiated instruction and teacher training in Grades Pre-K-8. The research-based approach, anchored in real-world applications, is based on the assessed needs of students, combining developmentally appropriate materials with explicit outcomes.

Wright Group is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of print and digital instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at MHEducation.com. For more information on Wright Group’s products, call 1-800-648-2970 or visit WrightGroup.com.

    Contacts:  Kate Powell                         Melina Metzger
               Wright Group/McGraw-Hill            Paul Werth Associates
               (312) 233-6616                      (614) 224-8114 Ext. 236
               kate_powell@mcgraw-hill.com         mmetzger@paulwerth.com

SOURCE Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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