"It is a very valuable program! It was an excellent way to reinforce the math concepts and make sure he didn't forget the basics over the long vacation. Thanks for bringing this excellent program to us!" - Parent of a 7th Grader from CA
Newton Center, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2010
TenMarks Education has launched a new online program which provides personalized math practice and supplemental instruction for third through tenth graders. TenMarks is a structured program of practice, on-demand hints, video instruction and real time results to motivate, instill confidence, and improve student achievement. Mapped to all 50 state standards, TenMarks is personalized for each student - based on their grade and proficiency levels.
Active use by thousands of students across the country confirms that learning math online appeals to today's digital kids, who prefer TenMarks' interactive worksheets, on-demand hints and video lessons to more traditional supplementary methods. TenMarks' extensive video lesson library is a favorite among students and also parents, who can review 3-5 minute video lessons to refresh their own understanding of math concepts.
"I like TenMarks because doing the worksheets on TenMarks makes it easier to understand the lesson when my teacher covers it in class, especially if I have watched the videos. I'll get an A in math - thanks to TenMarks." (8th grader from MA); and "TenMarks is awesome. I use it to practice what we learn in class, and I love how I don't waste paper worksheets - I like saving trees." (4th grader from IL).
A parent of an 8th grader from TX adds, "I love TenMarks as a parent. It's been a while since I've had to go over 8th grade concepts, and helping my daughter with it now really has me struggling. Your videos really help me reinforce what I know, and help her practice and learn everyday. Thanks for bringing this program to us."
Students in this digital age are accustomed to instant and personalized access to information, at their own time and pace. They communicate with friends through texting and chat; pause, record, and download TV and music, and find answers to anything on the web. When it comes to their education, they expect and want it to be delivered and personalized in the same way, which highlights one of the reasons TenMarks is so effective - it's intuitive so students use it.
In addition to families using TenMarks as a supplemental math program, TenMarks is being used by thousands of students through programs deployed in public, pilot, charter schools and after-school programs across the country.
"The TenMarks approach of nudging students with hints when they get stuck, and video lessons to explain the concept when they need the help is a practical, engaging, and grounded way to build their math confidence and skills. The personalized curriculum for every child enables them to progress at their own pace and style, moving them from their initial comfort zone to a level of tolerable challenge", says Dr. Christine Moynihan, a lifelong educator, and a math and science curriculum expert.
TenMarks' unique approach is based on 3 core principles:
- Personalized learning makes all the difference;
- On-demand assistance and instruction enables learning and task completion; and
- Practice builds confidence and improves achievement.
Co-founders Rohit Agarwal and Andrew Joseph remark - "We developed TenMarks from personal experience with our own families, and found that personalized learning using digital media resources was extremely effective. We are excited with the incredible response! We now know that TenMarks is effective because students actually will use it, and is affordable to most at just $10 a month. Our mission is to make a significant impact on learning math at a national level, and believe that building a strong foundation in math leads to a stronger future."
TenMarks math programs are available today for Grades 3-10, and are mapped to all 50 state standards. Families, Teachers, and Tutors can try the program free at http://www.tenmarks.com ($10 per month after trial).
TenMarks' new educational initiative helps address the need for (math) education to be accessible, affordable and effective. TenMarks believes in promoting greater achievement on a national level, and that every child, irrespective of their school, state or socioeconomic status deserves the opportunity to build a stronger foundation in math. Founded in 2009, TenMarks Education is located in Newton, MA and is supported by angel investors and a team of veteran educational and technical advisors.
http://www.tenmarks.com - Belinda Vandervoort / Media Contact / belinda(at)tenmarks(dot)com, 617-299-0646