McGraw-Hill Releases TERC’s EMPower Plus to Help More Adult Learners Earn High School Equivalency Certificates

November 10, 2015

TERC has revised and enhanced its groundbreaking mathematics curriculum for adult learners. Now available from McGraw-Hill EMPower Plus builds the conceptual foundation necessary for students to succeed on the mathematics portion of high school equivalency exams, and teaches the math skills needed to excel in 21st century careers. To individualize the learning experience, educators can combine EMPower Plus with ALEKS, McGraw-Hill Education's adaptive learning platform for math, to meet each learner where he or she needs to be met in order to develop their skills efficiently and effectively.

The updated EMPower Plus includes:

  • Three enhanced titles (Everyday Number Sense, Split It Up, and Using Benchmarks) that focus on developing higher-order thinking skills and mathematics application
  • Four titles that include hands-on learning activities to improve foundational understanding of mathematics concepts
  • An easy-to-follow instructional plan based on the three new titles
  • An online professional development platform for instructors featuring a step-by-step implementation plan and a live discussion board that fosters collaboration and sharing of best practices for users of EMPower

"When adults take the courageous step to return to the classroom, they deserve the highest quality experience possible, one that respects their styles, intuitions, and experiences and one that acknowledges the roles they play as community members, workers and parents," wrote the late Mary Jane Schmitt, co-author of EMPower Plus and co-founder of the Adult Numeracy Network at TERC.

"EMPower has helped thousands of non-traditional adult learners study the mathematics people need to become more successful in their personal, professional, and civic lives," adds Donna Curry, another of EMPower's co-authors at TERC.

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