KENDALL PARK, N.J., Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tabtor, a leader in tablet-based personalized learning, today announced the release of a new guide to help students successfully navigate the critical learning progression that takes place in middle school and prepare for new math concepts introduced with Common Core State Standards. The e-book, A Guide to Surviving Middle School Math: Grade 7 Math and Practice Worksheet, is available for downloading now at no charge at http://info.tabtor.com/survival-guide-to-middle-school-math-7th-grade. Previously published guides cover grades K-6, and the latest e-book enables parents and students to make the transition to middle school with greater confidence.
The ability to handle math is a chief predictor of future success – students who excel in math are more likely to graduate from college and go on to succeed in their professional careers. But many students arrive at college without adequate preparation in math, with nearly 30% of students arriving in the California State University system needing remedial math courses and up to 70% of students ill-prepared to handle college-level math at other state university systems. The middle school years are critical for setting students up to succeed, providing the essential foundation for geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus in high school and laying out the basic algebra concepts students must understand to succeed in college algebra.
"Middle school math instruction varies across regions," noted Raj Valli, Founder and CEO of Tabtor. "Tabtor works with teachers and districts in middle schools across the US, Canada and the UK, so we have the insights to offer a program that teaches children the topics they should know at their grade level regardless of location, including what to expect from the new Common Core curriculum for US middle school students. With the Tabtor app, our personalized learning approach and the middle school guide, parents can take a more proactive role in their children's learning to make sure they are on the right path and will be ready to use the new concepts introduced in middle school to build on their math knowledge throughout their academic career."
The middle school transition is especially important because math grows more complex and requires higher order thinking during that period. Tabtor offers a unique program that includes worksheets that break concepts down and lead students through step-by-step processes and real-world problem-solving exercises. For instance, Tabtor teaches students to solve linear expressions in progressive steps, including solving expressions with like terms, unlike terms, with a rational co-efficient at a later stage and with different properties of operations, which are strategies for solving linear expressions. Tabtor then leads students through real-world problem solving and allows them to evaluate the problem-solving process and identify errors.
"Tabtor's personalized learning program for middle schoolers features videos recorded by middle school teachers who serve on their local curriculum boards, and the study plan is created by experienced middle school teachers working closely with parents," Valli observed. "In this way, we provide a strong basic foundation that children can use to build their math skills from middle school to high school and then to the college level. Math is always important to success, but it is especially critical to make sure children master the concepts presented in middle school since all higher math depends on knowing the basics. Tabtor can give students, parents and teachers a critical edge during this transition."
Tabtor's personalized learning solution for grades 7 and 8 is available now at the iTunes App Store for iPads at a special introductory price. To learn more about Tabtor for middle school students, please visit http://info.tabtor.com/tabtor-math-grade-7-and-grade-8. Find out more about Tabtor at www.tabtor.com.
Tabtor is a flagship educational technology product from PrazAs Learning, Inc., and is designed to completely transform the way the world looks at learning. The platform, designed for tablets, provides teachers and students with a highly personalized learning experience, which focuses on data driven proficiency improvements tied to individual topics/curriculum and point of learning for each student. Currently available on iPads and recently launched on Android Tablets, Tabtor combines the best of personalized teaching with a fun and engaging learning program that supports multiple subjects. It is tailored to every student using a combination of patent-pending digital-paper technology that allows data visualization of student performance using a proficiency matrix that is tracked each day, sharing and grading of handwritten work, video tutorials, adaptive analytics and gamification elements. For more information, visit www.tabtor.com.
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