Wheeling, West Virginia (September 16, 2016) — Think Through Learning, creators of the award-winning Think Through Math program, announced today that students across the U.S. raised more than $3,000 for the American Red Cross West Virginia Flood Relief Fund. Representatives from the company presented the check today to Red Cross officials. [photos available on request].
This donation is part of TTM’s charitable giving program, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and national charities since inception. During the donation period, students using the Think Through Math system converted points earned from completing more than 56,000 math problems into $3,041.00 for the West Virginia Flood Relief Fund. The Fund was established in July to support the communities that have been crippled by devastating floods in the region.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of generosity from the THINK Nation students, who chose to give rather than receive. Their willingness to complete more math lessons in order to support the families affected by flooding in West Virginia shows an extraordinary level of maturity and selflessness,” said Sharon Kesselring, Executive Director American Red Cross of Northwest West Virginia.
Embraced by schools across the country, many of which are contending with their own socioeconomic challenges, TTM’s charity points program provides students with the opportunity to convert the points they earn by completing math lessons into dollars that they can donate to a charity. Students can choose to donate their points to several featured charities across the U.S. As illustrated by the flood relief drive, the TTM charitable giving program also organizes special fundraisers sparked by natural disasters or other local needs.
“Think Through Math students across the nation have shown their capabilities and their compassion by working hard on their math and always opening their hearts to those in need. We are so proud of those students who have participated in this endeavor to help flood relief,” said Lisa Wise, Manager of Motivation at Think Through Math.
With nearly three million students in more than 180,000 classrooms across the country, TTM is the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. With customized versions 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 features 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 U.S.
About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math
Think Through Learning, a leader in education technology innovation, is transforming math education in schools throughout the United States. While particularly effective as a remedial or intervention program for struggling students, Think Through Math’s adaptive learning technology addresses the learning needs of ALL students, including students working at grade level, English Language Learners (ELL), those with advanced math aptitude, and students with learning disabilities.
Designed for grades 3 and above, Think Through Math is the only software system that integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live in order to improve their math understanding. Think Through Math ignites curiosity about math and helps students learn how to think mathematically. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instruction Solution, Think Through Math is recognized as the fastest-growing supplemental math software. Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1-to-1 strategies of state education departments and thousands of districts and schools across the United States.