P.O.W.E.R. Math

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What Students are Saying About P.O.W.E.R.?

“In math class, I usually dive head first into the problems, hoping the material will come to me.  I don’t evaluate my work which leads to dishonesty about my strengths and weaknesses and whether I understand the concepts enough to move on.  The “Evaluate” step in P.O.W.E.R. will really help improve my grades.”

—Ashley Grayson, Northeastern Illinois University

“P.O.W.E.R. will help prepare me to do or learn something that is a little challenging.  It helps me identify my goals and what I need to do to get there.”

—Nina Turnage, Wilbur Wright College

“The most important steps in P.O.W.E.R. for me are Evaluating and Rethinking because sometimes I don’t follow through and make sure I understand the material. Then wehn we get into harder problems, if I’m not doing so well I feel defeated and give up. Having the P.O.W.E.R. reminders and guidelines will be a great benefit.”

—Amanda Koger, Harold Washington College

“P.O.W.E.R. would motivate and guide me to take more time with math and recognize and fix my weaknesses.”

—Jaimie O’Leary, Northeastern Illinois University

“I always work in a trial-and-error kind of way. P.O.W.E.R. will help me study more efficiently because it breaks down learning into steps. By paying attention to the “Rethink” step I will improve with each chapter.”

—Zainab Khomusi, University of Illinois at Chicago

“I like that this framework already fits in with a lot of my study habits. It just makes sense.”

—Lauren Mosley, Western Illinois University

“The P.O.W.E.R. framework is like the scientific method for learning. Even outside of class, I think it will help me be successful in business and life goals.”

—Nathan Hurde, University of Illinois at Chicago