Newton Center, MA (PRWEB) April 12, 2010
TenMarks Education, a pioneer in personalized math practice and supplemental instruction for third through tenth graders, has launched TeacherZone (http://teacher.tenmarks.com), a comprehensive library of math video lessons - free for teachers. Teachers have access to thousands of 3-5 minute video lessons for grades 3-10, aligned to state standards. The videos are great for reviewing concepts with the class, embedding in lesson plans, and sharing with parents and students as homework help.
TenMarks.com provides a structured online program of practice, on-demand hints, video instruction and real time results to motivate, instill confidence, and improve student achievement. Currently used by thousands of students across the country, TenMarks is mapped to all 50 state standards, and personalized for each student – based on their grade and proficiency levels. With TeacherZone, TenMarks has released all the video lessons developed for their program over the last two years, free for use by teachers all over the world.
Kim Lysaght, a seventh grade math teacher who tried TeacherZone said: “The TenMarks’ math video lessons are terrific and I particularly appreciate how versatile they are. I can share them with my students in the class, post the links to my website, and send the video to parents so they can preview the math concepts their children are working on. It’s a valuable resource and great that it’s free.”
Mrs. Jain, an elementary school teacher said: “TeacherZone has videos on every topic I cover in class, and their approach of using sample problems to explain a concept is exactly what a student needs for after-school review. Students like the friendly instructional format of the video lessons, and the fact that they’re just 3-5 minutes in length. TeacherZone is great for today’s digital kids.”
TeacherZone is an important part of the TenMarks’ mission to improve the math foundation for children everywhere. Today’s digital kids prefer to consume content in a personalized way, over the Internet – as they want it, when they want it. Each video lesson on TeacherZone is focused on a single topic, visually appeals to the student because of the simplicity of the instruction, and helps a student learn the topic using an example. They love the ability to rewind, forward, and pause the lesson – it moves at their own pace.
Co-founders Rohit Agarwal and Andrew Joseph remark: “We released TeacherZone as a free service for educators because of the overwhelming feedback we received on the video lessons. When teachers and tutors used TenMarks with their students, they loved how the students reacted to the video lessons, and many asked us if they could use the video lessons in other ways. TenMarks believes in democratizing math learning, and TeacherZone is the perfect solution.”
TeacherZone promises to be a unique community for teachers where they can use short video lessons in their school and after school programs, as well as share best practices on the use of video lessons for effective math instruction. TeacherZone is available to all teachers today at http://teacher.tenmarks.com.
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.
Belinda Vandervoort/ Media Contact / belinda(at)tenmarks(dot)com, 617-299-0646