After using the Purposeful Design Mathematics series for three years, I’ve seen a dramatic improvement in my students’ ability to think for themselves and solve problems. I’ve also seen [their] increased confidence in approaching word problems. They have a greater awareness of the underlying principles behind the steps it takes to work an equation; they are not just following a memorized formula. They enjoy math class, and that makes teaching all the easier and more enjoyable for me.
—Second grade teacher, Mason, Ohio