As a School Principal you are looked upon for leadership to show and direct teachers how to be accountable for high academic standards. Today, any School Principal attempting to meet this difficult goal faces new questions and challenges. To help answer those questions the Educational Research Institute is pleased to bring you a **breakthrough** **Professional Development Mathematics and Science Support Training Program**, part of the **Math 2002' **teacher training program, that, for the first time, gives teachers and administrators, an understandable, bare facts, overview of the math knowledge necessary to determine where to take your students to raise the schools academic levels. The use of this breakthrough program is intended to save your school considerable time and money.

This Guide for School Principals is intended to provide Principals with an overview, or broad outline, of math knowledge so they can have a generalized idea of where the math is going. With this knowledge they are better able to provide the leadership needed to see their math teachers succeed in elevating the State required math standards in the classroom. School Principals who know math are better able to provide the leadership needed to guide their math departments to success. **School Principals Guide to Improving Student Math Achievement ****shows you the way to a made-simple ****math tutorial program that gives you overview ideas of College Prep Math presented through story-like accounts in a made-simple, understandable way. **Just as a construction site supervisor who knows the principles underlying the building he is overseeing can guide his crew to doing the job right so, also, can the School Principle who has a broad overview of the common sense, bare facts behind the math the students are being taught can show where to take your students so they can attain academic success. A good understanding of where the math is going lets you better determine the direction needed to get the students there .

School Principals who understand the math that the teachers are presenting to their students are in an outstanding position to improve student’s academic achievement. They can easily determine where the difficulty lays when their students aren't achieving the academic levels they should. School Principals who know math don't have to depend upon their teachers to get the school to elevate their students grades. School Principals who know math are not in the dark. School Principals who use the Guide to improve student math achievement understand that **knowledge is power! **

The program title is** Math 2002'**. It consists of two parts. These are:

1. **Algebra Tutor**, and

2. **Invitation to Mathematics**

What is x?

What is a polynomial?

What is factoring?

Why do algebraic expressions have to be rational?

Why do I need the commutative, associative and distributive laws of algebra?

and many other algebra and geometrical concepts.

Why do we study math? ** **

What is the suggested way to learn math?

What mathematical subject will help me understanding college math most?

What are the trigonometric identities really all about?

What is the fundamental idea behind calculus?

How do I perform the basic calculus operations?

and many other college prep math concepts students hunger to understand.

School Principals use **Invitation to Mathematics **because it directs them to a **made-simple way **to get a superior math background which provides them with the necessary knowledge to show teachers the way to help students elevate their math academic levels. Through the use of the most advanced developments in professional education programs School Principals are able determine the direction to take to get teachers to improve their explanations of underlying mathematics concepts.

With **Invitation to Mathematics** the School Principal is, for the first time, given the control and ability to actually lift the academic level of the students in her/his math classes and. Therefore, to elevate the rank, standing, of her/his school. A School Principal who does not understand math is like a construction site manager who doesn't understand how a bullding is put together. The construction site manager is not able to make good inferences and decisions about problems developing at the site. In the same manner a School Principal who doesn't know the broad ideas underlying math is not able to help her/his school keep up the high ranking in the state tests.

Because **Invitation to Mathematics **explains math concepts through the use of story-like accounts that explain the reasoning behind the math being studied. **Invitation to Mathematics**** can increase any School Principal's and Teacher's understanding of math without the fuss of enrolling in a college math program!**