Teacher Review for Think Through Math

Rigorous and Innovative Thinking

G K.
Math Specialist
Campbell Elementary
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The preview options allow me to present concepts in advance of teaching a unit. Students are expected to cover 2 lessons an evening - some kids said they did not have internet access or time at home so we have opened our computer lab in the morning to give these kids time to get in their lessons. This year we started TTM later so there was huge crunch. Is there anything you can do to get the kids rolling the 2nd week of school?
My Take
THIS IS HUGE, in 30 + years, I've never seen a program with intentional rigor, purposeful and well thought-out scaffolding and MULTITUDES of UNIQUE ways to ask questions. I feel TTM covers a vast depth and breath that when kids are are asked questions it insures the kids have attained mastery and are not responding to a pattern or a formula. Motivation is huge I Love the frequent contests they keep teacher and kids interested beyond the avatars. There are multiple levels of motivation - student/individual motivation, class contests like the pizza party, leader boards for the class, school and state. Real Life Math Contest, etc. When kids hear their name on morning announcements go ape crazy and as a consequence the time and lessons successfully completed go through the roof As a school administrator I'd love to see the school and state leader board on my home page. Each morning we announce progress and the kids eat it up!! Our kids' parents will be looking for summer opportunities; how can TTM automatically "roll kids over to the next level" as there will not be staff to monitor the progress of kids over the summer. Typically, I check each morning to check on kids' progress and add new pathways, so do you see my problem?