Digital learning supports math achievement
|Regular practice keeps math facts and concepts fresh and helps students improve weaker math skills. Gwinnett schools offer a number of options, during and after the school day, to boost math proficiency. |
Every Gwinnett elementary school uses SuccessMaker, a computer-based, customized learning tool that adapts to each child’s pace and abilities, whether struggling with a concept, achieving on grade level, or requiring additional challenges. Math modules cover math operations, time, measurement, decimals, fractions, operations, statistics, and more. Schools may use SuccessMaker with classes in the school computer lab, with math clubs and summer school students, even as a take-home option. (Gwinnett schools also use this digital learning tool for reading and spelling.) Click here for more on SuccessMaker.
For middle school students, Destination Math offers Internet-based tutorials and interactive practice problems covering more advanced math concepts. So far this year, students have logged more than 9,000 hours with the program… at school, home, the library, anyplace with a Web connection. Using his student ID number, a middle schooler can complete assignments from his teachers, review his work, or explore new concepts. Click here to learn about Destination Math.
Principal Jackie Beasley and Jane Evans, both of Lilburn ES; Principal Clay Hunter and Chris Roudebush, both of Susan Stripling ES; Sharron Reeves of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology (Destination Math); Kim Cowan of Pearson Education (SuccessMaker); and Dr. Janet Blanchette, GCPS Mathematics Director, contributed to this report.