NFTE Curriculum Tops for HS Students in Math
Jul 12, 2010
Congratulations to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for recently being recognized by the Association for Educational Publishers as having the best math curriculum for high school students. The Distinguished Achievement Award is given to handful of curricula each year that exemplify the strict academic standards of the AEP.
Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future, is the 11th edition of the curriculum from NFTE — an organization that contributed to the success of Global Entrepreneurship Week from the very beginning. In fact, it was active during Entrepreneurship Week USA, a 2007 precursor to the global movement.
“NFTE’s mission has always been to correlate fundamental skills taught in school, like math, with business skills, so students can see and apply the real life value of what they’re learning,” said Steve Mariotti, founder of NFTE.
According to a recent press release about the award:
The NFTE curriculum focuses on critical basic business skills that reinforce the fundamentals of mathematics, including how to calculate the economics of one unit, return on investment, the creation of income statements and balance sheets, and how to manage cash flow. These concepts are rounded out with essential business concepts such as opportunity recognition, creating a marketing plan, negotiation, time management and goal setting.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities. It currently operates programs in 21 states and 12 countries and has over 1,500 active Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers.