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From the nonprofit organization MIND Research Institute, ST Math engages students’ spatial-temporal reasoning capabilities to help them understand and solve multi-step math problems. It is available for K5, Fluency and Math+Music modules, or as a secondary intervention unit, designed for struggling students or as a complement to any math curriculum.

Year: 
2014

Using community engagement, professional development, custom curricula and digital resources, the leaders of Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee hope to transform the district into a recognized leader in STEM education.

To achieve measured success through blended learning, it is essential for educators to create learning experiences that enhance student understanding through technology. The team at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools assists teachers at low-performing schools by providing resources such as engaging instructional software that create these experiences.

As we start the 2013 school year, 6,000 students in four districts in New York, Illinois, Texas and Florida will be learning problem-solving skills using ST Math, thanks to a partnership between Hyundai Motor America and education nonprofit MIND Research Institute. Each district will receive ST Math instructional software, along with teacher training and ongoing educational support from MIND Research.

The Conceptua Fractions math curriculum consists of nine units organized into 144 lesson sequences designed around the Common Core standards. The program emphasizes skill building, class discussion, and application of math skills in real world investigations. Administrators can view progress reports at the school or district level or drill down to class and individual performance.

Year: 
2013

This rigorous K5 online math curriculum can be tailored to specific students, and includes manipulative tools and game-like elements. DreamBox’s adaptive learning technology can analyze students’ answers and immediately adjust the lesson, creating a suitable pace for each student.

Year: 
2013

This web program provides students throughout K12 with math tutorials and personalized learning plans, while giving teachers continuous feedback on performance. Ascend Math helps identify student skill gaps; prescribes individualized instruction; and motivates students through video instruction and interactive lessons.

Year: 
2013

Gizmos contains interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3 through 12. Gizmos is ideal for small group work, individual exploration, and whole-class instruction using an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard. Gizmos aligns with state curriculum standards, the Common Core standards, and more than 300 textbooks.

Reader Testimony: 

“In approximately six months of usage in the district, we have seen remarkable increases in achievement on the state wide end-of-course tests. Gizmos gives teachers the opportunity to bring science alive in their classroom because it provides them with multiple strategies and ways to incorporate the program into their lessons.”

—Rita Moore, science advisor, Shelby County Schools, Tenn.

Year: 
2013

These programs from Funnix include online resources, DVDs, lesson plans, and print materials. Funnix Math is designed for preschool or kindergarten children who don’t know math or lack counting skills. Funnix Reading helps non-readers reach a beginning third-grade level.

Year: 
2013

The rigor of the Common Core requires a depth of thinking that is unfamiliar to many students. To begin teaching to these new standards, teachers must invoke different tools and methods. In this web seminar originally broadcast on June 6, 2013, administrators from Howard County (Md.) Public School System shared their phased Common Core transition plan, as well as their collection of online resources for students, teachers, and administrators.

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