MEDIA ADVISORY: Milwaukee Public School Families to be First School District to Experience MathMINDs Games from MIND Research Institute in Partnership with Rockwell Automation
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 9, 2018 - At Escuela Vieau School on Wednesday, October 10, and at Rogers Street Academy on Thursday, October 11, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) will host Family Game Night events to introduce MIND Research Institute’s newest product, MathMINDs Games. These storybook board games combine math, history and literacy in a highly connected experience for educators, students and their families.
The development of the first game suite, South of the Sahara, is funded by industrial automation and information company, Rockwell Automation. MathMINDs Games: South of the Sahara includes the games Achi, Gulugufe and Fanorona which are based on gameplay and events from Ghana, Mozambique and Madagascar. The games will be available for MPS students and their families to experience firsthand at the Family Game Nights.
“Rockwell Automation is committed to helping to inspire the next generation of innovators through our commitment and support of STEM programming,” said Blake Moret, Chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “Programs like MathMINDs help our company focus our philanthropic support, especially in the neighborhoods surrounding our Milwaukee headquarters.”
The Family Game Nights will be an opportunity for the public to experience MathMINDs Games for the first time, and for Rockwell Automation and MIND leadership to celebrate the launch of the product. The events will include dinner for all attendees, South of the Sahara themed treats, a surprise appearance by JiJi®, the ST Math® penguin, and attendance by leadership from Pitney Bowes Foundation, STEMconnector, PBS, Girl Scouts of America, U.S. Trust and others.
"MIND’s ST Math program has provided our students the opportunity to see mathematics in a different way,” said Ramon Cruz, Principal at Rodgers Street Academy. “Now, we’re excited to experience the new MathMINDs Games which we hope will engage our students in increasing their proficiency in problem-solving inside and outside of the classroom. These programs allow for math practices to be differentiated, which supports the needs of our students and promotes consistent growth in our future mathematicians."
WHAT: Rockwell Automation and MIND Research Institute Family Game Nights to introduce MathMINDs Games
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11
WHERE: Escuela Vieau School, 823 S 4th St., Milwaukee, and Rogers Street Academy, 2430 W Rogers St., Milwaukee
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
About MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social impact organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND is the creator of ST Math®, a Pre-K-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving. MIND has also developed programs under MathMINDs to provide students, teachers and families dynamic ways to actively engage with math, and to close the experience gap for all learners. MathMINDs includes Family Game Nights, the national K-12 Game-a-thon and MathMINDs Games. For more information, visit mindresearch.org.