MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School’s 8th grader Neal Maheshwari will be going on a new adventure by joining LearnZillion.  He will be embarking on an exciting new project where LearnZillion adds student videos to the LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math curriculum. 

Maheshwari was selected from an application pool with hundreds of applicants to create videos that bring mathematics to life for all learners. 

"We are very excited for Neal", said Unity Charter School's Executive Director, Connie Sanchez.  "He’s an amazing well-rounded student.  This opportunity he has reinforces for us how emphasizing student agency through self-guided exploration and reflection develops authentic learning, allowing our students to take advantage of opportunities like this.  We can’t wait to see the curriculum he’ll be working on".

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According to their website, LearnZillion was looking for candidates that were: conceptual thinkers (ex. they like to draw pictures to show how they figured out a math problems), humble yet self-confident at the same time, quirky (they’ve got their own idiosyncratic personality going on), relatable, comfortable with who they are, naturally curious and collaborative (they enjoy working with classmates; are often the informal leader among their peers).

Maheshwari is excited about the opportunity he has been given.

"I would like to thank my teachers and family, especially Jeanette and Connie for supporting me throughout this journey which is still a long way to go", said Maheshwari. "I hope to foster some brilliant minds and in the process develop some unique skills for myself".

He has been accepted to the Academy for Finance and International Business at the Morris County Vocational School District, where he will attend high school attend upon graduating from Unity Charter School this June 2020. 


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