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Watch How the Fam & Ed Levy Supports Students in Tackling Their Math Phobias

Our City, Our Schools: Empowerment Math Project


Some people just aren’t good at math. It’s a message you may have heard in school, but educators in Seattle say it’s a myth that’s hurting kids’ ability to learn. Sixteen teachers are working hard to change the math mindset of hundreds of students across Seattle with the help of a Families and Education Levy-funded program called EMP, the Empowerment Math Project. EMP teaches students to be creative and collaborative in their approach to even the toughest math problems. Host Brian Callanan talks with students, parents and teachers to see how the results from this program, now in its second year, are starting to add up.