EMPower enables adult learners to succeed in mathematics where traditional pedagogies have already failed them. Developed and field tested by the Education Research Collaborative at TERC with support from the National Science Foundation, EMPower is a comprehensive math curriculum for adult students and students in transition to college and pre-college or developmental courses at the pre-GED level. EMPower incorporates the best pedagogies of the last two decades and integrates lessons from both educational research and classroom practice.
The EMPower curriculum focuses on mathematical reasoning, communication, and problem solving with a variety of approaches and strategies. Units are organized by lessons, which include activities with clear mathematical goals and contexts that are engaging and useful for adult learners. The lesson format guides and supports student learning.
The EMPower curriculum involves:
Relevant Content: Rather than focusing on memorization of formulas, EMPower helps students develop useful math skills through engaging exercises that are relevant to real-life situations.
Integrated Approach: Algebraic, statistical, and geometric ideas are developed along with numerical ones, so students progress solidly in all four strands.
Cooperative Learning: EMPower classrooms are supportive learning communities where students work in groups, sharing strategies and mathematical results.
Built-in Teacher Support: The Teacher Book thoroughly guides the instructor with detailed support, providing mathematical background for each lesson, facilitating guidelines, assessments, and notes.
The Program Set consists of 10 Student Books and 1 Teacher Book per title, 88 items per set. The price represents a saving of 10% on buying the books individually.
THE FULL PROGRAM SET WILL BE AVAILABLE SUMMER, 2006.
ORDER IN ONE OF THREE WAYS:
1. PREPAY & SAVE ON SHIPPING: Order the Program Set now and we will ship the items as they become available. Shipping waived on prepaid orders for the Program Set.
2. SHIP AS AVAILABLE: Place a standing order and we will ship the books as they become available, with invoice.
3. EARLY NOTIFICATION: Ask to be placed on the early notification list and we will let you know when each title is to be available, up to two weeks before publication.
For a list of expected publication dates look at the EMPower feature on our home page.
|Peppercorn Book Number: 490-0025|
|Publisher: Key Curriculum Press|
|Place of Publication: Emeryville, CA|
|Year of Publication: 2004|
|Size: 8.5 x 11 inches, portrait|