Think Through Math (TTM)
Think Through Math (TTM) is an online, supplemental math instruction and tutoring program that will help raise student achievement in Idaho by providing students with focused instruction, rigorous math problems, access to live certified teachers, and a motivation program with rewards for working on math problems.
Online Math Instruction
Think Through Math works with the classroom teacher to tailor the online math instruction to the needs of the individual student. Students can access the program anywhere they get Internet access whether at home, at school, or in a library. Currently, schools in more than 25 states across the country are using Think Through Math as a supplement to instruction and noticing increased student achievement.
Every educator knows how critical it is to link assessment and instruction. While Think Through Math has always focused on improving student math performance with our intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, rigorous adaptive software, and on-demand support from certified online teachers, we’ve now added the ability to measure on-going student progress by integrating The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics by MetaMetrics®.
Available for the 2015-16 school year, the updated placement test and new embedded benchmarks eliminate the need to review student testing data from other systems in order to measure on-going student progress throughout the year. Seamlessly integrated into the flow of TTM, the new tests are fast, easy to use, and student results can immediately be viewed by educators through their class-, school- and district-level Think Through Math progress reports.
For additional information, please refer to the Resource Files below.
If a school or a district would like training on TTM's Quantile Framework, please contact Marisa Alan.
The Think Through Math (TTM) computer-assisted program is now available to utilize as curriculum for Algebra 1 credit recovery and district approved Alternate Route for Graduation. The Think Through Math curriculum option can be used to facilitate the instruction of the required core math content, by an Idaho certified, highly qualified teacher of record. The programs are simple to implement and monitor, and students will go through a rigorous set of coursework. The credit recovery pathway will give students a solid foundation in Algebra 1 and will prepare them for success in Geometry and future math courses. The Alternate Route for Graduation pathway will give students a solid foundation in math skills aligned to the 10th grade ISAT blueprint.
TTM's Algebra 1 credit recovery program initially enrolls students into a pathway of 62 "Target Lessons". The Alternate Route to Graduation program enrolls student into a pathway of 69 "Target Lessons". The pathways were constructed in conjunction with the Idaho SDE. All lessons for the credit recover program are aligned to the Idaho Content Standards Algebra 1 course and the Idaho Algebra 1 standards. The Alternate Route for Graduation lessons are aligned to the 10th grade ISAT blueprint. When the Smarter Balanced Assessment blueprint has been finalized, TTM will begin working on aligning the pathway to the new assessment blueprint; to be available when Idaho moves to the new assessment.
For both programs, students begin by taking a brief placement test which will determine a student's readiness. Based on these results, additional pre-cursor lessons will be added into each student's pathway. Additionally, TTM monitors student progress and adds additional pre-cursors as needed to fill students' learning gaps. When students are working outside of the classroom, they can get assistance from TTM's live certified teachers.
The Think Through Math program does not qualify as a stand-alone course such as those offered through IDLA. Any computer-based program must be supervised by a properly certified and qualified "teacher of record" who must actually be present in the classroom throughout the sessions. If Think Through Math is used for math credit recovery or alternate route for graduation, a math assignment code should be used when reporting in ISEE and the teacher of record facilitating the program must hold a math endorsement and be highly qualified in order to grant graduation credit.
Please see documents in the Files tab below for in-depth information on both programs, including tools for monitoring student progress and grading. Also attached are documents on standard alignment.
For Idaho Education Laws and Rules on High School Credit Requirements for Mathematics, please see IDAPA 08.03.02.105.01.d. Please be aware that a credit recovery course must meet the appropriate content standards of the original course.
For Idaho Education Laws and Rules on Alternate Route for Graduation, please see IDAPA 08.03.02.105.06. Please be aware that alternate routes to graduation are locally established and must go before the local school board for approval. Once approved at the local level, the alternate route for graduation must be sent to the Idaho Board of Education for review. A copy of each districts’ alternate plan is kept on file at the Office of the State Board of Education. For more information on the steps to establish a local alternate route for graduation, please contact Alison Henken with the Idaho Board of Education.
To utilize Think Through Math in either capacity, please contact Marisa Alan.
- Computer Technical Specifications
- Transform Good Teaching into Great Teaching
- Web-Based Math Differentiation
- TTM Benchmark Guide
- TTM Quantile Framework
Credit Recovery and Alternate Route Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
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Think Through Math (TTM) Training Opportunities
TTM training and ongoing support is available free of charge and can be provided via webinar or onsite at the district or school level. We highly recommend all teachers who plan to use TTM attend one of our trainings: Utilizing TTM Effectively to Support the Idaho Content Standards.
Please contact your regional program manager to set up district training opportunities.