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Mar272016

What's New in Think Through Math in 2016?

TEA’s Student Success Initiative was approved mid-year which has secured funding for Think Through Math to Texas schools for students in grades 3-8 (extending until August 2017). TTM provides students with online adaptive instruction that adjusts to students’ unique skill level and delivers rigorous practice, motivational tools, and access to live, state credentialed teachers. 

What’s new in TTM 2016?

[Notes collected from a recent webinar & my updated TTM resource training site & Flyer]

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT

  • Both ‘Helps’ must be used before accessing Live teacher

  • New 'Think-It-Through Math' animations

  • Grades 3-4 have incorporated new ‘Introductory Lessons’

  • Overview of Interactive Item Types [drag/drop, fill in blank, sorting]

ADAPTIVE LEARNING

  • STAAR cumulative review every 10 or so lessons to keep skills fresh as year progresses [requested by teachers]

  • Booster Pack Lessons [testing in below 3 grade levels below to address learning gaps to build foundational skills & confidence]

  • Benchmark Tests: This new assessment feature provides a ‘Quantile Measure’ applied to both students and math concepts. This indicates student’s readiness level for instruction.
    [Dates for mid-year implementation March 15-April 30 and May 15-June 18]

  • Benchmark Reports: Data will be updated to include test data in table format, instructional math levels, lessons per week and lesson pass rates in TTM.


STUDENT MOTIVATION

  • Avatars: Newly designed & iPad compatible

  • Contests: STEM Everyday! March Math Madness!

  • Classroom Giving: Monthly focus around specific charities

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