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Advantage Math Program

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: May 18, 1999 at 19:50:08
Subject: Re: Advantage Math Program

I am hopeful that we will have the Advantage Math program in place next fall. I have read about it and discussed it with some other teachers who are presently using it with fourth grade students. They are sold on the individualization aspect. I hope to be able to create a remediation class for students who are not up to grade level and use the program there as a start. I am excited about using this and will let you know more when I get more information. -Rosemary Johnson We are piloting it, the STAR Math part of it where it levels kids, then you place them at that level and they work towards goals. The negatives I have heard is that is mostly arithmetic/computational based with very little from other areas of NCTM Standards such as Geometry and Probability and Statistics, etc. I strongly believe the best math program comes through authentic hands on activities that build concepts in children - not memorization of rules so they can do countless algorithms. I can not make a full judgement myself until I use it! - Raschelle Freeman -Claudia, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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