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Think Through Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn—and love—math!

Research-based Math Instruction

Think Through Math’s tutorial model is based upon the largest body of cognitive tutoring research in the world, led by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory with funding from the Air Force, National Science Foundation, and others. Several major field studies were conducted which included more than 30,000 public school students in seven states. The purpose of the study was to develop the proper cognitive thinking processes and intervention methods for students struggling with academics.
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Research Base

Since 2005, Think Through Math has helped students learn to analyze and solve word problems by applying a pedagogy derived from: contemporary cognitive science, including principles of active problem solving (Anderson, 1994), explicit instruction (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008; Adams & Engelmann, 1996; Hall, 2002; Gersten, 2003; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2007), gradual release (Pearson & Gallagher, 1983; Rose, 2004; Routman, 2003), elaboration theory (Riegeluth, 1987, 1992), categorization by prototype (Rosch, 1988a, 1988b), mastery learning (Bloom, 1984), zone of proximal development (Vygotsky, 1978), assessment and differentiation (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008; Askew, 2002) and worked examples (Ward & Sweller, 1990).
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Think Through Math Investment in Innovation

Think Through Math continues to make a substantial annual investment in innovative enhancements and extensions to the product, driven by three key principles: (a) pragmatic client feedback–including students, teachers and administrators, (b) research – addressing new understandings and best practices that target math instruction and digital learning, and (c) numbers talk: evidence and effectiveness – meaning what the data reveals about where students struggled and what the program can do to improve learning.

97-percent of our clients say they would recommend Think Through Math to a friend or colleague.

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Think Through Math is grounded in rigorous standards and research. Its use of flexible translations among different modes of representation and item formats deepen mathematical understanding.
Dr. Steve Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
Think Through Math helps students understand math on a deeper level. Not only has the program improved student behavior, it has improved student achievement.
Terri Chidgey, Executive Director of School Improvement
North East ISD, San Antonio, TX
We saw impressive gains across the board after using Think Through Math, not only in each grade but at each student’s performance level. The software’s adaptive learning technology makes sure that every student benefits from the right lesson at the right time. Best of all, access to live teachers is invaluable. It’s exactly what these students need.
Robert Cole, Teacher
Beckley-Stratton Middle School
The most important thing I can say is the more time you allow students to spend on Think Through Math, the more math they will learn, and the better your results on the PSSA will be.
Michael Turek, Principal
Frazier Middle School
It is the perfect teaching companion. We see the lights go on every day as students make connections and learn that they can do math.
Dan Ahrens, Technology Coordinator
Southeast Middle School, Diamond, OH

I have used Think Through Math for about five years now and I am confident that this online resource has benefited my students substantially. It poses questions in a way to truly ensure they have mastered the concepts and skills we cover in class in a way that I never could with worksheets.

Planning the pizza party is a wonderful and powerful incentive, and all of the students want to contribute which makes them work even harder outside of school hours.

I LOVE Think Through Math and what it does for my students.

Christina Pereira, 4th Grade Teacher
Campbell Elementary School
The most effective tool we can give our students is the ability to think–so they can gain the confidence to succeed in mathematics. We admire Think Through Math because it’s fun and helps students learn how to think and understand the problem solving process.
Dr. Alicia Needham, Director of Instruction
Flour Bluff ISD