ALEKS Debuts Online Math System
Education technology developer ALEKS has debuted a new online math tool called QuickTables. Targeted toward grade 3 and up, the system is designed to provide math practice coupled with individualized assessments for immediate remediation.
ALEKS QuickTables focuses on mastery addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with an interactive "Student Module" for ongoing assessments, progress tracking, review, practice, and various other features. It also includes interactive educational games and correlates with NCTM standards.
The system was piloted at Ralph A. Gates Elementary School in Lake Forest, CA with about 100 students in the school's after-school intervention program. Said Deborah Lawson, the third-grade teacher who piloted the program, "Never have I seen students so excited about practicing their math facts. ALEKS QuickTables is an amazing program which has made a big difference for our students. They can't wait to get on the program and are reluctant to get off. Compared to any other way of learning math facts, ALEKS QuickTables truly keeps the kids engaged and motivated. I would not want to go back to teaching without it."
QuickTables is compatible with browsers on Mac OS X and Windows systems and is available now. It's meant to be used in three 15-minute sessions weekly. More information about QuickTables can be found here. A free trial is also available.
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