Woodland Hills Academy Students Selected to Present Donation at Think Through Math Pittsburgh HQ
Pittsburgh, Penn. (January 21, 2016) —— Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based instruction system for grades 3 and above, announced today that students using the system across the country completed 73 million math problems during the month of December as part of its four-week THINK Nation Charity Challenge. The challenge provided students with the opportunity to convert the points they earned by completing math lessons into dollars for charity, which translated into a donation of $10,000 in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Students from Woodland Hills Academy completed 142,000 math problems during the THINK Nation Charity Challenge and have been selected to represent THINK Nation in the $10,000 check presentation to St. Jude on Friday, January 22nd at 10:30 a.m. In addition to the students, the school’s principal, math coach and curriculum coordinator will be present, along with Ryan Reczek, associate director and Brittany Clark, regional development representative, who will be on hand to accept the donation on behalf of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.*
“We are very proud of the students at Woodland Hills and all of THINK Nation that opened their hearts and donated their hard-earned THINK points to help others in need,” said Woodland Hills principal, Kelly Berthold.
With over 1,100 Woodland Hills’ students currently using the system, TTM has played important role in improving student math skills since it was introduced in the district in 2012. This school year, Woodland Hills’ students have donated more than 470,000 THINK Points to TTM featured charities. A web-based learning system, Think Through Math combines rigorous adaptive instruction, a powerful motivation system, and instant access to live state-certified US math teachers who tutor students online in real-time at the point when they need help.
“To reach the $10,000 contribution goal for St. Jude Research Hospital, our generous Think Through Math students completed tens of thousands of math problems over the holiday break,” commented Allison Duquette, Think Through Math executive vice president. “Their concerted efforts resulted not only in a substantial donation to a very worthy organization, but also ensured that students gained, rather than lost, math proficiency over the winter break. That helps them hit the ground running for the second half of the school year.”
The THINK Nation program has raised more than $300,000 for local and national charities since inception. In addition to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Think Through Math’s featured charities include No Kid Hungry, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, World Wildlife Fund, The Wounded Warrior Project, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Donor’s Choose and The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
With nearly three million students in more than 180,000 classrooms across the country using Think Through Math, TTM is the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. Customized for each state’s learning standards, Think Through Math’s lessons include a wide variety of interactive item types, ensuring students are well-prepared for the more sophisticated question types being used on state-level assessments. TTM’s unique intrinsic and extrinsic motivational strategies increase engagement and build self-esteem so students increase their time on task. Think Through Math has received numerous awards since its introduction and is expanding rapidly across the US.
For more information visit www.thinkthroughmath.com.