Teacher Review For Think Through Math

TEKS based learning with built-in RTI, and data for schools!

Shayla F.
Classroom teacher
Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary School
Lubbock, TX
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My Grades 3
My Subjects Math, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
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
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
In my classroom, TTM is a term repeated often. Students have personal accounts that begin with a placement test. The test levels my students and selects the proper pathway for students to complete to build skills in their weakest areas and challenge them in their strongest. I receive immediate data from that placement test that tells me if my students are proficient, far below standards, above, etc. TTM has never misidentified a student's progress in one of my classes. Students independently complete their pathways while earning points that can be traded in for a class pizza party. Students are able to watch videos, play learning games, ask professional teachers for help, and pre-test out of lessons they may already know.
My Take
I love the focus on our TEKS (state standards) with the post quizzes being similar to our standardized test. Parents love the accessibility from home. Our administration appreciates the extra data, and I use it to frame small group teaching. Students enjoy creating their avatars. My classes compete against each other for TTM funded pizza parties, they literally beg me for TTM time!!! We have a leader board in class for the most passed lessons. The competition is great for those kids that have the drive and the class prize keeps those other students from feeling not good enough - the class still needs THEIR points too. It's really a win win for everyone involved!