Teacher Review For TenMarks

Adaptive Math Program Aligned to Common Core Curriculum

Devon R.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Ten Marks would be ideal for any math class with access to computers, iPads, etc. Teachers can create classes on Ten Marks and assign specific Common Core math standards to classes and students. In my opinion, the best part about this program is that it aligns with the Common Core standards, which can make planning a little easier. When using Ten Marks, math teachers could assign lessons to be used as reviews for students currently learning the skills or use the lessons to provide remediation for students who may have missed the learning target. The program also provides feedback and reports for individual students on how they met or did not met the specific standard and/or learning target, which I find helpful. Ten Marks also offers a "premium" program which seems to allow more opportunities for differentiation and intervention. All in all, teachers have the freedom to select specific Common Core math standards for their grade level that best meets the needs of their students.
My Take
Overall, I think this could be a helpful teaching tool. Having used programs like Khan Academy before for struggling math students, I think Ten Marks could also engage students and provide beneficial practice on key topics and lessons. Like any new technology program, the features may be a bit overwhelming at first, but it is an easy to use tool, once you learn how to navigate through the different features. Students need practice with many different skills and topics and tools like Ten Marks can make differentiating a little bit easier.