Best Foundational Mathematics Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best instructional product that offers mathematics curriculum and content for students in the PK-8 market. It includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for all student learners so they can learn and apply mathematics concepts and methods. The solution provides for deep and personalized learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment and reflects current curriculum practice.

The Alef Platform - Alef Education

Alef Education is a leading K-12 education technology company that produces digital content to be used as a primary learning resource, and has developed a successful classroom model. Alef Education aims to revolutionize the education sector by providing an adaptive platform for personalized learning to support teachers, school leaders, parents, and most importantly students. The Alef Platform supports the needs of different students by processing data about where they are in their mastery, and the scaffolding of content to help students advance on their learning path. Alef Education designs two types of lessons: skill-based lessons and experiential lessons. We use a variety of elements to create multiple learning resources such as interactives, simulations, games, and videos. We use formative and summative assessments that provide students with hints and feedback on their performance, and that orient students towards either further mastery practice on target skills and their prerequisites or towards the next set of task challenges associated with the learning objective. The Alef Platform provides unique features such as data analytics that help teachers differentiate instruction and intervention, experiential learning that enables students to apply and transfer their newly-acquired skills, practice lessons for further skill mastery, keyword games and vocabulary supports within the lessons, and metacognitive scaffolds that create an effective instructional and classroom model.
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    BlueStreak Math, BlueStreak Education, Inc - BlueStreak Education, Inc

    BlueStreak Math is a cutting-edge digital tool that excites and ignites students in developing fast math skills and mastery of fact fluency  through a space-centered gaming environment. The current process of teaching fluency includes flashcards, flashcards online, timed tests, worksheets, or online products where the students may be presented an equation every so often. BlueStreak Math focuses on the mastery and fluency of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. Decimals will be released in the school year 2020-2021.  Our vision is to change the landscape of how we teach, assess and learn mathematics by off-loading the task of fluency to technology, freeing up valuable classroom time for higher-level mathematics.

     

    BlueStreak Math Fact Fluency: See It! Hear It! Say It! Type It! Solve It! is personalized and adaptive math fact lessons for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, the missing number and fractions using deliberate practice rounds balanced by recovery game rounds.

     

    BlueStreak Math uses the Brain-Compatible Multimodal Sensory Impress Method to deliver the highly engineered instruction based on the assessment data. 

     

    See It: Visual component stimulates the Occipital Lobes for vital brain imagery.

    Hear It: Auditory component stimulates the Temporal Lobes for hearing the

    sound of the language.

     

    Say It: Vocal component activates the motor cortex in the Parietal Lobe and the hearing in the Temporal Lobe by the sound of the student’s own voice as she or he says the words aloud.

     

    Type It: Bodily/Kinesthetic components activate the integration of the senses in the Motor Cortex located in the Parietal Lobe, creating powerful and lasting muscle memory.

     

    Solve It: Thinking and reflecting awaken the critical Frontal Lobes of the brain to perform the executive functions of cognition that include analyzing, evaluating, perceiving, comprehending, and connecting.


    Unlike other programs, where games are used as a reward, in BlueStreak, the students are gaming while learning.  Based on the diagnostic pretest students have the opportunity to work below, at and above grade level in BlueStreak Math.  All levels are available to students.  Therefore, a 2nd grade student that masters out of Addition and Subtraction and would be advanced, with the adaptive engine, to Multiplication.  There is no limit on the content or grade levels as BlueStreak Math is a mastery based solution. 

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    CK-12 Interactive Middle School Mathematics - CK-12 Foundation

    CK-12 is a free, comprehensive educational platform for students and teachers covering STEM curriculum areas in grades K-12. Its mission is to ensure that:† ďNo child be left without access to education so they can benefit from being part of global progress and purpose.Ē† CK-12 Interactive Math for grades 6, 7, and 8 is a cutting-edge implementation of digital resources for math instruction. Designed to showcase the engaging and personalized possibilities of digital math curriculum, the courses fulfill both the letter and spirit of the CCSS Mathematics standards, yet are equally applicable for students and teachers not looking for CCSS content. Every lesson leverages student-friendly contextual and situational applications to introduce content. The contexts are brought to life through interactives created specifically for each application. The interactives are supported by thoughtful inline questions with solutions. Immediate, per-question feedback explains the logic behind both correct and incorrect answers, so students can make the most of the Socratic instruction and benefit from productive failure. Extensive teacherís resources attached to each lesson provide standards references, detailed solutions, descriptions of learning objectives, recommended agendas, and extension/scaffolding content for easy access. To support deeper learning and give students choice based on their learning preferences, related resources (such as interactives, videos, and additional content) are attached to every lesson. CK-12 Adaptive Practice is also provided for each topic, and serves as a perfect homework and/or in-class study and review tool. Adaptive Practice questions adjust difficulty level automatically to keep students challenged without unnecessary frustration, and the platform offers recommendations for additional study resources when appropriate. The CK-12 Interactive Middle School Math series is a pioneering implementation of digital math instruction ideal for both in-classroom and remote-learning applications. The instructor resources are designed to help teachers treat each student as an individual while managing a full class, and the student materials provide every learner with the opportunity to learn through engaging yet rigorous content. The CK-12 platform brings all of these together into a cohesive offering that intelligently supports both teachers and students in a variety of ways.
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  • FEV Tutor - Live 1:1 Online Tutoring , FEV Tutor - FEV Tutor

    FEV Tutor's innovative and integrated approach to our K-12 partnerships has allowed us to measure growth and academic impact in math for grades 3rd-12th. Our programs work to help Priority Student Populations with closing achievement gaps and catalyzing college and career readiness. Our Level 2 ESSA Evidence-Based Math Programs are available 24/7 through our On-Demand Homework and Course help Model or Targeted Support Model. Both allow families and students at our partner districts to get live 1:1 instructional support on Math subjects and assignments aligned to school curriculum and state standards. The efficacy of our math instruction is proven by third-party sources, including an Old Dominion University research study which looked at FEV TutorÔŅĹs impact on middle school students' Mathematics Achievement.

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  • ALEKS Math - McGraw Hill

    Over the last year, instructors have had to quickly pivot to virtual teaching and McGraw Hill has heard time and time again that ALEKS has eased the transition for students and instructors/teachers across K-12 and 2 and 4 year institutions. ALEKS has provided students with a personalized path to keep them accountable and on track in class. Instructors have been able to rely on flexible assignments and assessments, remote proctoring and robust reports to support students that need it the most. Rooted in 20+ years of research and analytics and having served over 20 million students, ALEKS is a trusted solution that works in many course formats, including hybrid, online, & corequisite. With ALEKS, instructors have unmatched flexibility to create a quality course that supports their approach and meets each student where they are. We’ve continued to add more choice to the platform by allowing instructors to choose different assignment types and ALEKS helps instructors know which students need their attention so they can keep students engaged and create those lightbulb moments. Instructors also have access to robust and actionable Insights sharing what the class or student knows, doesn’t know, and is ready to learn next. Along the way, instructors are supported by an entire ALEKS team and a platform with industry-leading uptime. As partnering schools use ALEKS, success rates increase by 10-20%, STEM enrollments increase, and the gap begins to shrink across various demographics. In comparing ALEKS to other digital platforms, ALEKS is known as a reliable and proven learning platform backed by cognitive research and driven by data. In math courses, preparation and review is key to student success. Regardless of background and from Grades 3- Calculus, ALEKS provides students a chance to catch up and keep up so teachers can spend less time on review. In K-12 schools across the country, ALEKS students have experienced the impact of the personalized nature of ALEKS and are more prepared for their next steps. Schools like Pasco County are finding more success with their intervention students using ALEKS than regular students who are not using ALEKS—in fact, “out of all Pasco County School District’s Title 1 schools, [intervention] math students had the highest learning gains for the lowest 25% of students on the FSA Math, and the school tied the district mean for learning gains of the lowest 25%.” (Per RBSMS case study) At higher ed institutions like Columbus State, ALEKS was implemented to support their emporium lab, corequisite, and prep bridge program and resulted in groundbreaking changes in not only student success but also in closing equity gaps. Their overall course completion among all students was up nearly 10% after making these changes with the support of ALEKS and African American students closed a 12 point achievement gap in their corequisite course and are now performing at the same level as their white peers.

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    ST Math - MIND Research Institute

    ST Math is a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. The programís unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback. Whether distance learning, in the classroom, using a hybrid model, or at home, ST Math has been proven effective at keeping meaningful math learning happening for students. By design, its mastery-driven approach develops deep conceptual understanding at the studentís own pace, making ST Math just as powerful a learning tool outside the classroom as it is inside of it. The evidence-based impact of ST Math continues to be shown through independent, third-party validations as well as annual, transparent evaluations of results from ST Math school cohorts. These join more than 100 studies on the efficacy of ST Math. Independent research firm WestEd published a study on ST Math, the largest of its kind, to evaluate an edtech math program across state assessments. Grades that faithfully implemented ST Math improved significantly more than similar grades that did not use the program, outgrowing them in statewide rank by an average of 14 percentile points. ST Math currently reaches over 1.3 million students, 74,000 teachers, and 5,500 schools in all 50 states.
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  • MobyMax - Best Foundational Mathematics Instructional Solution, MobyMax - MobyMax

    Moby’s math curriculum includes math, numbers, and fact fluency and is accessible from any device with an internet connection. MobyMax has helped students consistently gain more than one full grade level after just 20 hours of work.

    MobyMax Math Curriculum

    The MobyMax Numbers module employs interactive manipulatives to deepen student understanding of numbers and base ten using block numbers, number lines, ten frames, and more. Numbers starts off simply and progresses gradually, teaching students to add and subtract large numbers without using a pencil!

    In MobyMax Math, students begin with a placement test to find missing skills. Then, MobyMax automatically assigns lessons based on skill levels. As soon as they understand a topic, students move on. If more practice is needed, additional problems are assigned to bring students up to speed. Moby math uses a variety of technology-enhanced, interactive manipulatives that address key mathematical concepts like place value, operations, and geometry.

    Fact Fluency uses a quick and accurate diagnostic along with adaptive practice sets to help students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students learn their facts quickly and build fluency at record speed. Teachers love the real-time reporting that displays the whole class at a glance and a detailed view of each student’s progress toward mastery.

    In 2019, MobyMax launched Fluency Team Games and Fluency Board Games, taking the Moby experience to a new level. Fluency Games allow students to practice and learn in a hyper competitive, fast-paced environment as they rack up coins, points, and bragging rights.

    MobyMax was also the most awarded EdTech company in 2020, racking up 65 industry awards including the 2020 SIIA CODiE awards for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8, Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8, Best Summative Assessment Solution, and Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning in Education.

    MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28.7 million students and 1.5 million teachers registered.

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  • MAP Accelerator, NWEA & Khan Academy - NWEA & Khan Academy

    Powering up math differentiation
    The power to meet the learning needs of every student. The tool to save your teachers time—while respecting their expertise. MAP® Accelerator™, developed by NWEA® and Khan Academy™, helps schools and districts simplify differentiation for teachers and unlock learning for students.

    Power up math differentiation with MAP Accelerator! The power to meet the learning needs of every student. The tool to save teachers time—while respecting their expertise. MAP® Accelerator™, developed by NWEA® and Khan Academy™, helps schools and districts simplify differentiation for teachers and unlock learning for students.

    A personalized learning tool for grades 3-8, MAP Accelerator reduces the manual work of differentiating math instruction by automatically integrating Clever rosters, MAP® Growth™ scores, and Common Core-aligned Khan Academy content to generate learning pathways—complete with lessons, instructional videos, and practice problems. Designed to keep teachers in the driver’s seat, MAP Accelerator helps educators differentiate math instruction with ease and provide tailored support whether students are on, above, or below grade level.

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    MathemaTIC - Vretta Inc.

    COHESIVENESS / ENGAGEMENT / EASE OF USE

    MathemaTIC is a personalized learning platform designed to provide students in Grades 3 to 10 with an engaging, real-world learning and assessment experience to strengthen their skills in mathematics. It was designed with a strong reference to Becta’s core pedagogical and design principles to bridge the digital divide, enhancing equity, learner engagement for improved motivation, effective personalized learning, assessment to support individual learning, and an innovative easy-to-use environment.

    MathemaTIC was developed over five years through an international collaboration between Vretta, SCRIPT (Luxembourg Ministry of Education) and numerous prestigious educational research partners from Luxembourg, France, and the United Kingdom.

    ASSESSMENT / AUTHENTICITY / FEEDBACK / REPORTING

    MathemaTIC contains diagnostic, formative, and summative content that can dynamically switch between English, French, German, and Portuguese languages, supporting the multilingual educational requirements in European schools. The psychometrically validated and technology-enhanced items include real-world and game-based approaches for students to learn, practice, and engage with mathematics. Numerous built-in interactions provide students with feedback throughout the learning process. Actionable dashboards, leaderboards, and interactive curriculum frameworks provide educators with the ability to monitor each student's (and the overall class) progress through the learning resources, and their areas of strengths and areas of improvement.

    ALIGNMENT TO STANDARDS / DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE

    Validated by experts in the field of mathematics (SCRIPT, LUCET, LISER, DEPPUniversity of Luxembourg, Cambridge Mathematics), the content of MathemaTIC is tightly aligned to curriculum frameworks and their objectives. Every concept through the grades is broken down into learning, practice, and application modules that are mapped to an interactive curriculum framework to provide students and educators with a deep insight into the underlying foundational skills required to succeed in every semester.  

    CUSTOMIZATION / ACCESSIBILITY / TECHNICAL FLEXIBILITY

    The ability for every teacher to tailor MathemaTIC for their classes, with ease, to suit their teaching practices and education goals has led to the adoption of MathemaTIC across all schools in Luxembourg. Additionally, the multilingual feature of MathemaTIC, its ability to work across numerous devices, and the wide array of accessible features, have enabled it to increase equity in learning mathematics across the country.  

    The depth of actionable and understandable data from student interactions on the interoperable items of MathemaTIC have also led to its large-scale adoption across all secondary schools in France (through the French Ministry of Education). The flexibility of MathemaTIC has also enabled it to be customized, in partnership with Cambridge International Assessment Education (a division of Cambridge University, UK), for its use at Cambridge Schools in Jordan, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Kenya, South Africa, and Brazil.

    IMPACT

    Over the years of use of MathemaTIC in primary and secondary schools, the personalized learning environment has been successfully proving to increase student-confidence and engagement in mathematics. It has also been instrumental in increasing equity in learning mathematics through the language-neural digital environment it offers to the diverse group of students across the country.

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