Research shows that these students are the least educated population in U.S. school s and are critically underserved. The percentage of 4th grade English language learners who score below the "Basic" level in math (the lowest level) is 44%. Unfortunately, by the 8th grade, 69% of these students score below "Basic." So, they fall further and further behind during each of those critically important years. Far too many of these students never have the chance to keep pace with their English-speaking peers.
Math4ALL addresses this by being a highly inclusive, research-based, STEM math software program designed to level the acad emic playing field. Using an exciting and highly compelling format, Math4ALL aims to put them on track toward achieving fluency and proficiency in math while they are learning English.
A key to its effectiveness is that it gives students numerical proof of their improvement in math, minute-after-minute. This feature is especially important for students who have a history of being behind in math. In a sense, it re-wires their brains to expect that they can improve in math continuously and enjoy the process.
Plus, Math4ALL is not just for students who are learning English. With content covering kindergarten-level through pre-algebra, it is equally appropriate for English-speaking students, pre-K through adult, and special ed through gifted. It will be a website, computer program, and tablet/smart phone app. It's designed for use in schools and homes — both online and offline.
• Assessment module
Without an assessment tool that tells educators the academic level of each English language learner, educators are in the dark as to what they know and don't know. Math4ALL will pinpoint each of these student's academic level and automatically start them on a path of learning.
• Math practice module
Its extremely compelling, high-productivity, research-based format will accelerate students’ ability to do math and help them achieve fluency, proficiency, and confidence in math.
• Student progress tracking
Dashboards will show robust performance metrics for daily improvement of individual students up to entire school districts in aggregate.
• Student comparative data
Educators and parents will see how individual students compare to their peer groups (school, district, state, and country) by percentile on a topic-by-topic basis and overall.
• Math competitions
Students will have the opportunity to participate in math competitions using the math practice format of the software — from class-wide, school-wide, and district-wide up to nationwide — in real time and over time.
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Math4ALL is based on the award-winning math practice software created by Barnum Software called, Quarter Mile Math. That software has been used by over 1,000,000 students in homes, schools, and institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Quarter Mile Math was chosen for use in all Sylvan Learning Centers (also in the U.S. and Canada) as a math practice component of their "Math Essentials" curriculum. Math4ALL will be a significantly updated and expanded version of the Quarter Mile Math concept.