adult learners move beyond rote memorization to build a conceptual understanding of math through collaborative reasoning and discussion. The lessons in EMPower®
foster the eight Mathematical Practices described in the College and Career Readiness Standards. They challenge learners to engage in the process of productive struggle, which involves applying problem-solving strategies and then exploring procedures for arriving at solutions. This process immerses learners in rich problem-solving investigations and positions them for academic success and the pursuit and development of family-sustaining careers.