Think Through Math Releases New High School Math II Offering

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Integrated Math Series Provides Alternative to Traditional High School Math Progression

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TTM's Math II curriculum combines elements of traditional Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses.

Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math(TTM), the award-winning instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced today the newest release in its integrated high school math series – Math II. Designed for states and districts that utilize an integrated approach to math instruction, the Math II curriculum builds upon TTM’s Math I module, by combining elements of traditional Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses.

Embraced by schools across the country, TTM combines rigorous adaptive instruction, a powerful motivation system, and live, on-demand tutoring from state-certified US math teachers to support students’ mastery of math concepts. Think Through Math’s teachers tutor students through a two-way interactive whiteboard -- the ideal tool to help them grasp the visual nature of many complex mathematical concepts. The TTM program then builds and strengthens conceptual understanding by having students explore math relationships using multiple kinds of visual representations. To further promote sustainable learning gains, Think Through Math’s lessons include a wide variety of interactive item types, ensuring students are well prepared for the more sophisticated test items being used on state-level assessments.

The TTM Math I curriculum focuses on first-year high school math concepts; Math II takes students to the next level of high school math proficiency, including advanced concepts such as:

  •     Classifying rational, irrational, real and complex numbers
  •     Comparing and contrasting quadratic functions
  •     Solving quadratic equations and using quadratic functions to model and solve problems
  •     Calculating and interpreting probabilities of compound, mutually exclusive, independent and conditional events
  •     Exploring similarity through dilations and proportional reasoning
  •     Observing and justifying geometric relationships

“Many states offer separate Algebra I and Geometry courses in 9th and 10th grade, while several states have transitioned to an alternative approach, in which algebra and geometry content is integrated into a single curriculum,” said Sara Byrne, Director of Curriculum at Think Through Math. “This integrated approach to math learning helps to provide students with an understanding of the relationships between seemingly disparate math concepts and how those concepts are applicable to every day life scenarios.”

TTM’s Math I pathway builds on students’ experiences in middle grades math and introduces new concepts focusing on:

  •     Algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities
  •     Function notation
  •     Linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences
  •     Linear models
  •     Triangle congruence and geometric relationships
  •     Geometric figure properties in the coordinate plane

While often used as an intervention program for struggling students, Think Through Math’s adaptive learning technology effectively addresses the unique learning needs of every student, including English Language Learners (ELL), those with advanced math aptitude, and students with learning disabilities. Audio support for TTM lessons is available in both English and Spanish, and bilingual tutors are available as well.

With nearly three million students in more than 170,000 classrooms using Think Through Math, TTM is the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. because of its proven performance. TTM provides rigorous, adaptive lessons built upon each state’s learning standards. TTM also has the unique feature of live, online math teachers who tutor struggling TTM students in real-time at the point when they need help, millions of times a year. In addition, TTM’s unique, customized motivation increases engagement and builds self-esteem so students increase their time on task. Exceptional instruction, live tutoring and fun motivation work together in this unique system to foster deep conceptual understanding and sustainable gains in math learning. Think Through Math has received numerous awards since its introduction and is expanding rapidly across the US.

For more information visit http://www.thinkthroughmath.com.

About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math
Think Through Learning, a leader in edtech innovation, is transforming math education in schools throughout the United States. Its flagship system, Think Through Math, helps struggling students learn, and love math, allows gifted students to excel, and gives teachers the data they need to help students succeed.

Designed for grades 3 and above, Think Through Math is the only software system that integrates state-certified teachers that tutor struggling students live at the optimal time in the learning process 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.

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