First In Math is a curriculum supplement that gives students the fundamental skills they need to achieve their academic goals.
It delivers fluency in basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, while advancing higher-order thinking skills such as mental math, problem solving, pattern sensing, reasoning and number sense through Deep Practice.
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The program employs a sequential approach to learning; students start on "easier" material and work through more challenging content.
Every module includes positive feedback to boost confidence—students experience the satisfaction of knowing they are gaining speed and accuracy and are becoming ‘good in math’!
Just ask any student in Lake Murray Elementary in Lexington, SC about their favorite program on the computer. They'll yell in unison "FIRST IN MATH!". The same seems to be true for 3rd-5th graders in Selma Elementary in Johnston County, NC. Imagine students hounding teachers, who in turn hound the Principal, to hurry up and order! This is what we heard this year at Heritage Elementary in Bibb County, GA.
There is no software to install, games play on a PC or Mac, and new modules and updates are automatically available. The site offers broad content, with an open-ended, self-pacing design that is great for differentiated instruction.
Implementation is scalable; employ First In Math in one grade or an entire district with equal ease, and no extra load on teachers.
The program includes a “competition” component, which offers sustained, positive motivation. As students play, they earn award “stickers” that accrue to their personal and classroom score.