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Students Learn More Than Just Math Skills with Think Through Math

Students Learn More Than Just Math Skills with Think Through Math

Think Through Math, a web-based math instructional system from grades 3 through algebra 1 has raised tens of thousands of dollars in annual donations to featured charities across the United States.

Think Through Math, with its math lessons, “provides students with the opportunity to convert the points they earn by completing math lessons into dollars that they can use for a class party or donate to featured charities across the U.S.,” said a press release.

“TTM's charitable giving program has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in annual donations to charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, World Wildlife Fund, No Kid Hungry, The Wounded Warrior Project and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center,” said the release. “The charitable component of TTM has been embraced by schools across the country, many of which are managing their own socioeconomic challenges.”

The release offers examples of how Think Through Math has helped students all across the country, primarily those from low-income households.

“Despite coming primarily from low-income households, Brandee Davis' 9th grade students in Houston, chose to give back their points to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which mentors more than 90 percent of the school's students,” the release said.

The release also highlighted Babette DeLaune’s sixth grade class, who “collectively completed over 4,500 TTM lessons and donated more than two million points to the Make-a-Wish charity. Last year, they tied for the most donations in the 23-state Eastern Division.”

"We're continually impressed by the numbers of students who are committed to donating their points," said Kevin McAliley, CEO, Think Through Math in the release. "We've continued to expand our charitable contributions program, based on client feedback which indicates that knowing they are supporting others in need helps students develop an increased sense of responsibility and accountability."

According to the release, “studies show that providing kids the option to donate points to charity, instead of redeeming rewards for themselves, develops decision-making skills, boosts confidence and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of philanthropic thinking and practice.”

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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