Math Challenge - Can a Single Tool Meet Nearly all NCTM Focal Points?

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More than a year before the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released its Curriculum Focal Points for PreKindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics, MathScore™ was already hard at work, helping students at Bishop Elementary improve their basic math skills.

More than a year before the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released its Curriculum Focal Points for PreKindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics, MathScore™ was already hard at work, helping students at Bishop Elementary improve their basic math skills.

In an article published in Education Week, in September 2006, NCTM President Francis M. "Skip" Fennell, said that "his organization has always recognized the importance of building students' ability to memorize certain basic math facts and procedures." Grade by grade, MathScore meets and often exceeds the revised standards set by the NCTM Focal Points, because MathScore was specifically designed to provide students with concrete mastery of foundational topics.

Beginning in grade 2, MathScore develops a student's quick recall of addition and subtraction facts through its unique ability to deliver a high volume of equations, tailored to each student's abilities, in a short amount of time. Step by step, MathScore improves the math skills needed for mastery of mathematics in each grade level in grades 2 through Algebra 1. MathScore gives grade 4 students quick recall of multiplication facts while grade 5 students achieve fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions.

As NCTM also recognized in its position paper The Use of Technology in the Learning and Teaching of Mathematics, "technology increases both the scope of the mathematical content and the range of the problem situations that are within students' reach." Not only does MathScore's patent-pending technology build basic math skills for remedial students, it also allows high achievers to stretch for new mathematical concepts not yet covered by their class curriculum, achieving what many schools strive for but find difficult to accomplish in math - differentiated learning.

To see how MathScore meets and often exceeds nearly all of the NCTM Focal Points, visit http://www.mathscore.com. For a grade by grade comparison, click on School Version from the main menu and then on NCTM Focal Points. To learn more about how Bishop Elementary students improved their math proficiency, view the detailed analysis of their before and after scores.

Accurate Learning Systems Corporation

Based in Palo Alto, California, Accurate Learning Systems Corporation is committed to putting superior, skill-building learning environments in the hands of teachers, students, administrators, and parents. MathScore is a patent-pending, Internet-based math practice environment designed to raise student math achievement. MathScore is unique in its ability to supply an unlimited number of practice problems that are tailored to each student's capabilities and in its ability to provide teachers and parents with instant feedback. More information can be found at http://www.mathscore.com. MathScore and mathscore.com are trademarks of Accurate Learning Systems Corporation. All other brand and products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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