Texas Students Convert Classroom Points to Cash for Texas Tornado Victims Using Think Through Math

Think Through Math has announced today that students throughout Texas are now able to convert the points that they earn doing math lessons into dollars to support the community of Van, Texas, through the American Red Cross Tornado Relief Fund.

Think Through Math established their fund on Thursday, May 14, to support the residents of Van, Texas, after a devastating EF-3 tornado tore a path nearly 10 miles long and 700 yards wide. In response, Texas students using the Think Through Math system immediately began to take advantage of the opportunity to convert their hard-earned THINK points into dollars for the fund. Think Through Math will donate up to $5,000 to the Red Cross fund on behalf of its student point conversions.

“Once again, when disaster strikes, Think Through Math students show their compassion by stepping up to help. While students typically apply their points toward program features such as on-line avatars and other reward incentives, the disaster in Texas and other areas has prompted many to graciously donate their points to help their fellow Texans,” said Louis Piconi, co-founder and executive vice president of Think Through Math.

An award-winning, interactive, adaptive program composed of engaging and rigorous game-based math lessons, TTM provides students with the opportunity to convert the points they earn by completing math lessons into dollars that they can use for a class party or donate to featured charities across the U.S. TTM’s charitable-giving program has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in annual donations to charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, World Wildlife Fund, Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry, The Wounded Warrior Project, and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The charitable component of TTM has been embraced by schools across the country, many of which are managing their own socioeconomic challenges.

TTM is available to public school students in grades 3-8 across Texas as part of Texas SUCCESS. With more than two million students across 9,700 schools currently using TTM as part of Texas statewide program, Think Through Math (http://www.thinkthoughmath.com) provides rigorous adaptive lessons built upon Texas TEKS and other state-specific standards, and is supported by the unique functionality of on-line math teachers to assist struggling students. The system’s multi-tiered motivation increases engagement, builds self-esteem, and fosters deep conceptual understanding for sustainable improvements in outcomes. Think Through Math has received numerous awards since its introduction. For additional information, please visit www.texassuccess.org.