Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math solution that personalizes instruction for students in grades 3 through Algebra I, provides opportunities for students to make charitable donations to featured charities with the points they achieve doing mathematics. Think Through Math donates one dollar for every 5,000 points. With this one-of-a-kind motivation tool built into the program, TTM creates opportunities for students to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and citizenship skills. Though students work independently on the system, they can collaborate in teams to donate their points to achieve class, school, and district goals.
On Friday, April 11, the American Red Cross California Bus Crash Fund was established to support the student and families of the bus crash. Students of THINK Nation jumped right in and pledged their support by donating their hard-earned THINK points to the charity.
In a four-week period, the TTM students donated $10,653 to the American Red Cross California Bus Crash Fund.
“Though points, badges and avatar creation are pervasive in today’s software programs, no other math program allows students to use the points they earn in this particular way,” said Kevin McAililey, CEO of Think Through Math. “With TTM, students are incentivized to do more math and learn that, like everything worth learning, effort has special rewards, In this case, the reward is an opportunity to make a contribution to society. We think that’s an important lesson.”
About Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a company of U.S. math teachers and U.S. software engineers. We believe that success in mathematics transforms the way students perform in school and beyond. As teachers and technologists, we are driven to motivate students in unprecedented ways to think mathematically. Our vision of effective education: a powerful blend of web-based, adaptive instruction and instant online tutoring from LIVE, certified U.S. math teachers whenever students need support. Students on Think Through Math will do close to one billion complex math problems and receive millions of live tutoring sessions this year.