Summer School Math Information
Summer is the perfect time to help students who have fallen below grade
level in mathematics. It's also a good time for other students to get ahead.
Either way, MathScore supports
differentiated instruction for Kindergarten through Algebra I, and it places
a strong emphasis on basic skills.
Statistically, our research suggests that less than 1 in 5 incoming fifth
graders have properly mastered their multiplication math facts. In fact,
less 25% of them have even mastered their addition math facts! This weakness
is quite likely the source of the problem with today's Algebra I students.
Using MathScore, you can fix this problem in as little as one summer.
Suggestions for Using MathScore During the Summer
If you can get your students Internet access for a 1 hour block per week,
or 2 separate 45 minute blocks (not 30 minutes1) per week, we predict that
you can tremendously improve basic skills competence in one summer. In our
original pilot program, we took a 5th grade classroom from 6 out of 34 who
could do their multiplication math facts to 30 out of 34 in only 3 months, and
they used MathScore only once per week for 1 hour at a time. That's 30 out of
34 students who could get 50 out of 50 correct through 10 × 10 in only
The formula is simple: Have every child develop typing competence with a
10-key number pad by scoring a rating of 100 on our Copy Cat topic, then have
them work on Fast Multiplication until they raise their rating to 100. For
some, this will take 1-2 weeks, and others, 2-3 months. Students who complete
these tasks can then move ahead to work on any piece of the math curriculum
that they choose. We once observed a student finish the entire 5th grade
curriculum in one month alone.
How MathScore Works
The following brief videos will explain exactly how MathScore works, and they
provide enough information for a teacher to deploy MathScore successfully.
MathScore Introduction (2:02)
1. Kids take a while to settle down in a computer setting. It takes at least
a few minutes for them to "get in the zone", and some kids quit early if they
are anticipating the end of a lab session With only a 30 minute block of
time, kids might only be looking at 15-20 minutes of engaged time.
In comparison, a 1 hour block of time produces about 50 minutes of engaged
time. Statistical data we've collected in the past suggestions that one
1-hour block of time produces about 50% more engaged time than 2 separate
30-minute blocks of time.
- To get a quote for your school or district, click here. If timing is urgent, please directly call 888-810-MATH. Otherwise,
we prefer for you to fill out the request form.
- You should also send your teachers to http://www.mathscore.com/school/teacher/ so that they can learn about MathScore.
- You might also wish to consult our School Version FAQ.