Contract Renewal by Idaho Department of Education Reinforces Positive Impact of Web-Based Learning Solution on Students Across the State
Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced that its contract as the state’s supplemental math instructional system has been renewed for the eighth consecutive year by the Idaho Department of Education. As part of the Idaho Math Initiative, Think Through Math is available to all Idaho students in grades 3 through high school at no cost to Idaho schools and districts.
The Idaho Department of Education originally selected Think Through Math as a remediation program for students who were struggling with math. Since that time, educator and student support for TTM has resulted in the program’s expansion and now includes enrichment for gifted and talented students, as well as credit recovery options and alternate pathways to graduation for high school students.
During the 2014-2015 school year, students successfully completed nearly 400,000 lessons and solved nearly 20 million problems on the system. To reach these levels, students spent 200,000 hours on the system, nearly 25,000 of which occurred during evenings and weekends. Idaho students also logged significant time on the system during annual academic challenges and motivational contests including the Idaho Math Cup, during which students from 700 Idaho schools solved 2.9 million math problems in four weeks.
“This extension of our longstanding relationship with Idaho schools is a great testament to Think Through Math as a vital part of Idaho’s math education strategy,” said Louis Piconi, Executive Vice President of Strategic Activities for Think Through Math. “By continuing to offer Think Through Math throughout the state, students and teachers are able to take advantage of a program that not only makes teaching and learning math a more effective and enjoyable endeavor, but also provides the advantage of program continuity.”
“I was thrilled to have had the opportunity to teach a high school math skills lab class utilizing Think Through Math. I work with special education students and I’ve never had a program like this that allows such individualized and differentiated instruction,” commented Katy Ludwig at West Ada School District, “To be able to have the same success in writing and reading that my students had with math using TTM would be a dream come true. At least my search is over for the perfect math program!”
“I feel like when my gifted students get on TTM, I do not waste their time repeating things they already know,” stated Karen Abbott at Boise Schools, “It allows these students to work ahead at their own pace, knowing they are getting a good math program.”