MANGO Math Founder Mary Curry to Appear on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television

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MANGO Math Founder Mary Curry will appear on an upcoming segment of The Balancing Act, America’s premier morning show that’s about women, for women and trusted by women. The segment, "Math Matters: Innovative Activities to Build Confidence and Skills", will feature an interview with Ms. Curry as part of The Balancing Act's ongoing Parent Teacher Corner series.

MANGO Math activities build math confidence and are based on national standards

Two students working together on a MANGO Math activity

it's important to build a positive attitude towards math in our children at an early age, both at home and in the classroom.

Classroom teachers are always on the lookout for new classroom activities, but rarely have the time or resources to develop them. Sensing an opportunity, Mary Curry, a working mother and former elementary school teacher, took the plunge during the height of the recession and founded MANGO Math to provide classroom teachers with a fun and engaging supplemental math curriculum. Just two years later, MANGO Math’s K-8 math curriculum is used in classrooms and math enrichment programs in school districts across the country. Now, MANGO Math’s message and success is about to be shared nationally through The Balancing Act, America’s premier morning show for and about women, on Lifetime Television.

"We need to become better math role models for our children and students", says Ms. Curry of MANGO Math. "Math develops critical thinking and problem solving skills that are integral to success later in life. As a parent and an educator, I feel that it's important to build a positive attitude towards math in our children at an early age, both at home and in the classroom. Math is involved in some way, shape or form in every facet of our lives. At MANGO Math, we strive to make those connections meaningful and fun for our kids. I'm excited to have the opportunity to share our vision and success with The Balancing Act's national audience."

“We’re looking forward to having MANGO Math join the “Parent Teacher Corner” series on The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV,” says Doug Campbell, Executive VP of Programming for BrandStar Entertainment’s The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television. “The Balancing Act viewers on Lifetime will learn about how MANGO Math helps not only teachers, but also parents by providing enjoyable math activities that help build confidence and skills in math.”

The Parent Teacher Corner, the Balancing Act's ongoing series on education, was developed to empower teachers, administrators, parents and community with the information that can incite change. The Parent Teacher Corner is a partnership between the Balancing Act and The Learning First Alliance and their illustrative members such as the National Association of Elementary School Principals, American Association of School Administrators, National Middle School Association, American School Counselor Association, National Staff Development Council, Learning Forward, and the National Association School Boards of Education.

The segment will be taped in late February 2012, and will air sometime in the second quarter of 2012.

About “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime Television:

The Balancing Act TV show is produced by BrandStar Entertainment and airs daily on Lifetime Television at 7:00am (ET/PT). The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television is America’s premier morning show that’s about women, for women and trusted by women. For information or to view a show, visit http://www.TheBalancingAct.com.

About MANGO Math:

Based on Common Core math standards, MANGO Math’s math crates and math totes are filled with fun games and activities that reinforce and deepen the understanding of core mathematical concepts for each grade level. Classroom teachers, schools and school districts, before and after school programs, and parents across the United States use MANGO's math lessons, math games and math activities to create fun and enjoyable learning experiences. To learn more about Mango Math, visit http://mangomath.com. To receive updates and daily math teasers, follow MANGO Math on Facebook (Facebook.com/mangomath), or on Twitter (twitter.com/mangomath).

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