PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Through Learning, authors of the award-winning Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math instructional system for grades 3 through Algebra 1, announced today that its built-in charitable contributions program has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in annual donations to featured charities across the U.S.
An award-winning, interactive, adaptive program comprised of engaging and rigorous game-based math lessons, TTM provides students with the opportunity to convert the points they earn by completing math lessons into dollars that they can use for a class party or donate to featured charities across the U.S. TTM's charitable giving program has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in annual donations to charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, World Wildlife Fund, No Kid Hungry, The Wounded Warrior Project and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.
The charitable component of TTM has been embraced by schools across the country, many of which are managing their own socioeconomic challenges. Examples of the program's success include:
- Despite coming primarily from low-income households, Brandee Davis' 9th grade students in Houston, chose to give back their points to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which mentors more than 90% of the school's students.
- Only seven weeks into the current school year, 137 of Babette DeLaune's 6th grade students had collectively completed over 4,500 TTM lessons and donated more than two million points to the Make-a-Wish charity. Last year, they tied for the most donations in the 23-state Eastern Division.
"We're continually impressed by the numbers of students who are committed to donating their points," said Kevin McAliley, CEO, Think Through Math. "We've continued to expand our charitable contributions program, based on client feedback which indicates that knowing they are supporting others in need helps students develop an increased sense of responsibility and accountability."
Studies show that providing kids the option to donate points to charity, instead of redeeming rewards for themselves, develops decision-making skills, boosts confidence and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of philanthropic thinking and practice.
Think Through Math is a web-based system for grades 3 through Algebra I with engaging and rigorous adaptive lessons built upon state standards, as well as the Common Core standards, and supported by the unique functionality of on-line math teachers to assist struggling students. The system's multi-tiered motivation increases engagement, builds self-esteem and fosters deep conceptual understanding for sustainable improvements in outcomes. With proven results from over 2.5 million enrolled students, Think Through Math has received numerous awards since its introduction.
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About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math
Think Through Learning is a company of passionate and committed U.S. math teachers, software engineers and educational innovators whose mission is to help kids learn how to think mathematically. 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 2014, students on Think Through Math will do 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 is recognized as the industry's most respected and fastest-growing supplemental math curriculum. 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.
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