facts about Jennifer Tuttle
inventor of Multiplication Madness in 2006.
AT A GLANCE:
Tuttle submitted a short essay to the Live Your Dream contest.
Tuttle created a game, the mathematical equivalent of the grammar
sensation "Hooked on Phonics". She was flown to New York
in February, 2006 and selected as the winner and won over $250,000 in cash, products
and training for her effort.
WHERE TO FIND
||First to invent. Entrepreneur.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools' Atwood Elementary
||Live Your Dream Contest
Winner, February 17, 2006
||noun / educational game
||A kit containing book,
CD, DVD and workbook that teaches students math skills with the help
of chanting, singing and recognizing visual number patterns.
2005 Live Your Dream contest announced by Jake Steinfeld of (Jake the
2005 November, Jennifer Tuttle submits her entry on the last day of the
2005 December, over 11,00 entries received
2006 January, entries narrowed to 10 finalists
2006 February, the first place winner, Multiplication Madness announced
on Fox TV.
CAPs: Jennefer Tuttle, Multiplication Madness, Live Your Dream, Jake
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inventor of, history of, who invented, invention of, fascinating
Congratulations to Jennifer Tuttle, the winner
of Jake's Steinfeld's Live Your Dream contest! Her exemplary business idea
is Multiplication Madness, a game that teaches students math skills with the
help of chanting, singing and recognizing visual number patterns. She was
selected from more than 11,000 aspiring entrepreneurs who entered The "Live
Your Dream contest.
This New Baltimore, Michigan resident, mother of two and school teacher
created a mathematical equivalent of the grammar sensation "Hooked on
Phonics" and won over $250,000 fin cash, products and training for her
Jennifer Tuttle, a 30-year-old mother of two, and elementary school teacher
submitted a short essay about her idea and herself that earned her a spot as
one of 10 semifinalists in January. She was flown to New York in February,
2006 and selected as the winner. Tuttle lives in New Baltimore, Michigan and
taught school at L'Anse Creuse Public Schools' Atwood Elementary in Macomb
"I'm extremely excited," said Tuttle, who has been on a leave of absence
from her teaching job. "I'm hoping this will be a good avenue to launch my
company. I had the ambition to do this, but I needed funding, and winning
this has really lit a fire under me to get the job done."
Tuttle's business idea, Multiplication Madness, is a educational game that
uses chanting, singing and visual number patterns to teach math .Tuttle used
for years a program that teaches kids as young as 8 to multiply by moving,
singing, chanting and evaluating visual patterns. She will market to parents
and classroom teachers the program as a kit containing CDs, DVDs and a work
or guidebook. Kids can learn in as few as five minutes a day, she said.
The Grand Prize includes $200,000 cash as seed money to fund the winnerís
business plan; a Marquis Jet Card, worth $50,000, good for 10 hours of
flight time on a Citation V Ultra; and a trip to participate in the American
Management Associationís prestigious Course for Presidents and CEOs.
The Live Your Dream contest was connected to Jake Steinfeld's first
business-oriented book, "I've Seen a Lot of Famous People Naked and They've
Got Nothing on You," which his Web site calls an entrepreneurial "pure-Jake
motivational kick in the 'buttissimo.'"
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ON THE BOOKSHELF:
I've Seen a Lot of Famous People Naked, and They've Got Nothing on You!
Business Secrets from the Ultimate Street-Smart Entrepreneur
by Jake Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg (Foreword) / Hardcover: 235 pages /
In a humorous, down-to-earth way, Steinfeld offers practical tips on writing
a business plan, building a team of partners, hiring and training employees,
securing start-up money, branding and marketing, and even working with
ON THE WEB:
Announced! Jennifer Tuttle
Congratulations to Jennifer Tuttle,, the announced winner of Jake's
Steinfeld's Live Your Dream contest! Her exemplary business idea is
Multiplication Madness, a DVD that teaches students math skills with the
help of chanting, singing and recognizing visual number patterns.
Trainer's Cash Bulks Up Math Program
A New Baltimore resident who created a mathematical equivalent of the
grammar sensation "Hooked on Phonics" won $200,000 from a celebrity
bodybuilder to start her own business.
Teacher-Inventor Gets $200,000 to Live Her Dream
Jennifer Tuttle was one of more than 11,000 entrants for the contest, which
began in September., 2005. It coincided with the release of Jake Steinfeld's
(Body by Jake), business start-up advice book "I've Seen a Lot of Famous
People Naked and They've Got Nothing on You!"
Elementary School Teacher From Michigan
Jake Steinfeld Announces Grand Prize Winner of His Live Your Dream Contest;
Jennifer Tuttle, an Elementary School Teacher From New Baltimore, MI,
Awarded Grand Prize Package Worth Over $250,000.
What is your original idea for a new business and why is it so terrific?
Most new businesses fail within the first 18 months, so tell me what makes
your idea so special. Convince me that you have the
ability, the passion and the "Don't Quit" attitude you need to become a
WHERE TO FIND:
Jennifer Tuttle's invention,
Multiplication Madness, which includes a book, CD, DVD and workbook for
parents and teachers, will be available in the fall of 2006.
WORDS OF WISDOM:
"This book is going to get you pumped up to take care of business. You
may or may not have a college degree but I'll bet you have a dream. I was
the same way. I like to think that I had street smarts even if I didn't have
a diploma on the wall." - Jake Steinfeld
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