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ProductFocus * Steven Wyman-Blackburn
A GUIDE TO ONE SEGMENT OF K12 EDUCATION

Math instruction continues to move further into digital territory, but many lessons still
depend on hands-on activities and nondigital materials, such as textbooks.
Schools choose computer-based and online curricula because they can provide more
engaging ways for students to learn-from playing games and watching instructional
videos to creating graphs and drawing shapes digitally. These programs focus on realworld scenarios to which students can relate.
For teachers, these digital options save time by automatically creating student
progress reports and assigning lessons based on student performance.

GETTYIMAGES.COM: KARELNOPPE

Math instruction:
Digital and physical

ELEMENTS OF
MATHEMATICS:
FOUNDATIONS
Institute for Mathematics &
Computer Science
This online curriculum covers
topics from pre-algebra to
precalculus for grades 6 through
8. It features automatic grading,
an online gradebook and weekly
progress reports. Teachers don't
need additional training to use the
curriculum. It exceeds state and
Common Core math standards.
Emfmath.com

eSPARK
eSpark Learning
eSpark, an app for pre-K through
5, allows students to learn at
their own pace. Learners log
into a private account on their
personal tablet and progress
through lessons by tapping
on various icons laid out from
left to right. Icons lead to
quizzes with audio assistance
and introductory videos that
explain lessons. At the end of
each section, students record
themselves talking about what
they learned.
DAmag.me/espark

GIZMOS
ExploreLearning
ExploreLearning offers online,
interactive math simulations
for grades 3 through 12 called
"Gizmos." For example, students
learn about probability in a Gizmo
where they spin a wheel. The ticker
may land on "no prize," a small
prize or a big prize. A worksheet
with questions and answers
provides exercises for further
study. Each Gizmo also comes
with a vocabulary sheet and
teacher guide.
Explorelearning.com

ALEKS
McGraw-Hill Education
This online math program
with customizable lessons
for grades 3 through 12 uses
artificial intelligence to identify
how well students know certain
math concepts. The program
generates student results in a
color-coded chart where colors
represent difficulty. Students
have access to games, and solve
problems by entering numbers
into interactive answer boxes and
receive automatic feedback from
animated animals.
Aleks.com/k12

SUMMIT CURRICULUM
Fuel Education
This computer-based math
curriculum for grades 6 through
8 features introductory videos
and math problems that connect
concepts to real-life scenarios.
In one video, an animated girl
compares decimals to a pattern
she's drawing. A multiple-choice
question on geometric shapes
begins by asking about the
president's inaugural parade path.
The curriculum also features
an adaptive question engine to
support each student's strengths
and weaknesses.
DAmag.me/summit

ISTATION MATH
Istation
Students learn math concepts
by playing games on this
computer-based curriculum.
Students in pre-K through
grade 1 join rock stars Donnie
and the Decimals as Math
Superstars on a US concert
tour. In grades 2-5, students
partner with them again by
taking on hidden identities as
Secret Equation Man. Parents
have 24/7 access to the
program and specialists can
also provide PD.
Istation.com/Math

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