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Students Solve 3 Million Math Problems as Part of Veterans Day Charity Challenge

Think Through Math Presents $7,500 Check to Wounded Warrior Project

Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above, honored local veterans at a special event at West View Elementary School in Pittsburgh. The event marked the final day of Think Through Math’s national “Do Math! Support a Veteran” initiative, which enables students to convert the THINK points they earn doing math lessons within the program into a charitable donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Students participating in the initiative this year solved more than 3 million math problems, which translated into $7,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Since the inception of Think Through Math’s charitable giving program, in which Think Through Math converts points earned into monetary contributions, students using the award-winning on-line math program have completed nearly 30 million individual math problems to contribute over $74,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

“Think Through Math is a great program that not only challenges students to become better at mathematics, but it also teaches them to be better people,” commented Jesse Simpson, principal of West View Elementary School in the North Hills School District in Pennsylvania. “West View students were excited to do math so that they could donate points earned to a great cause like the Wounded Warrior Project. That is the brilliance in this program – 10 and 11 year olds are begging to do math so they can give to a charitable organization. I would have never have guessed that this program would leave such an imprint on our school, but it has.”

“The Wounded Warrior Project is a cause that strongly resonates with many students, who either have family members that have served in the Armed Forces or know someone else who does,” said Lisa Wise, motivation manager for Think Through Math. “Solving over three million math problems in a matter of a few days for the Wounded Warrior Project provides a very tangible way for students to honor the true meaning of Veteran’s Day, while developing strong foundational math skills.”