Parkside Elementary Student & Teacher awarded winners of national contest
On Wednesday (April 1), Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above, joined students and teachers at Parkside Elementary School to honor 4th grade student Austin Corwin and his nominating teacher, Meagan Fleming as one of 15 national winners of its “Students Love Math” contest.
Held during the month of February, “Students Love Math” called upon educators from across the country to nominate students who embody consistent effort, hard work and a love of math even when faced with challenges.
A math whiz who consistently performed above grade level, Austin Corwin was becoming less engaged and losing interest in the math that the rest of his class was learning. When Ms. Fleming enrolled her class in Think Through Math, Austin’s aptitude and excitement for math was quickly restored. Ms. Fleming’s nomination read in part, “In the beginning of the year his effort was fading, his engagement dropping, and he certainly wasn’t showing math progress as he was already at the top of his class. TTM has changed his attitude completely and made it so that math is not only fun again for him, but it pushes him to new heights “
“We were humbled to read the many nominations that were submitted,” said Lisa Wise, Director of Motivational Programs. “Despite contending with significant challenges in their lives, so many of our nominees continue to persevere with the will and determination to succeed in school.”
Each winning student and nominating teacher received an Amazon gift card, a Think Through Math commemorative certificate and T-shirt and recognition on the Think Through Math website, THINK Blog and monthly newsletter.
More than 2.6 million students in over 17,000 schools across the country currently use TTM as part of their math curriculum. Think Through Math (http://www.thinkthoughmath.com) provides rigorous adaptive lessons built upon each state’s learning standards, and is supported by the unique functionality of on-line math teachers to assist struggling students in real-time.Available to students from school and home, Think Through Math has an embedded incentive program that motivates students as they solve math problems as well as a charitable giving feature that allows students to convert their points into donations to select charities.
About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math
At Think Through Learning, we know that success in mathematics transforms how students perform in school and beyond. Our vision of effective education: a motivating blend of adaptive instruction on higher order thinking skills and on-demand online instant 1:1 interventions from LIVE, state-certified U.S. math teachers wherever a student is – school, home or elsewhere – at the precise moment that they need assistance. In 2015, students on Think Through Math will complete approximately one billion complex math problems and receive millions of live personalized “just-in-time teaching” sessions. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution, Think Through Math has been proven through multiple independent research studies to significantly improve student math performance. Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1:1 strategies of thousands of districts and schools across the country, including some of the largest districts in the United States.