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Former Enron Trader and MIT Professor shows how to "turn math into cash"

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!

Miami, Florida -- Numerous news stories and research studies point to the failings of our American education system. American students are steadily falling behind the rest of the world in math literacy and math proficiency. Therefore, they are not prepared to fill many lucrative U.S. jobs in finance, science, engineering and medicine, which instead are being taken by better-educated foreign graduates.

One former Enron energy trader and MIT professor is turning the tables on this critical problem by infusing young students with the joys and rewards that math and financial literacy can deliver. According to parents, educators, economists and banking executives, Dr. Iris Mack is making the grade (so to speak) with the release of her new book - Mama Says, "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!" She shows how “math = cash”!

Dr. Mack’s popular book is turning heads across the country in a response similar to the widely promoted "Hooked on Phonics", that improved children's reading skills. Since its January release, Dr. Mack's popular book has become Xlibris Publisher/Random House subsidiary's top children’s picture book royalty earner.

Iris Mack, MBA/PhD is a former MIT professor, NASA astronaut semifinalist, Glamour Magazine's pick as one of America's "Top 10" college students and working women, an investment banker, and former Enron Energy Trader. While teaching at MIT, University of San Francisco, and Clark Atlanta University Dr. Mack emphasized the importance of proficient math skills for success in corporate America.

"To many young people, math is a four-letter word and a boring, difficult subject that causes unspeakable fear," Dr. Mack says. "Let's face it. Math is not always as easy as apple pie. I’m optimistic my book will help to change all that by making the subject not only fun and interesting, but presented in a way kids can relate to by helping them understand - among other things - how it can be instrumental in their financial success."

Dr. Mack is delighting audiences wherever she interviews with her new and creative edutainment approach to math and financial literacy. Her popular book will help kids understand and embrace mathematics by using hip multicultural characters and real life applications. A big appeal of the book is that it shows kids how math is APPLIED in the REAL world, as opposed to simply dwelling on abstract concepts.    As it turns out, her book -- designed for children -– is having broader appeal among businesspersons, bankers, educators and parents - teaching everyone the importance of math and financial literacy. It's a win-win for the entire country.

Learn more about Dr. Mack's math and financial literacy initiatives by visiting her websites and by viewing the short presentation in the attached powerpoint file.

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