I am happy to inform you that we will be using a new online supplemental math program - TenMarks, which will provide your student with additional math practice.
TenMarks is an online program that enables students to practice and master math concepts - one topic at a time. They can work on direction from the teacher, or choose to practice on their own, anytime. While they are practicing, TenMarks helps them with hints on every problem if they get stuck, and gives them short video tutorials to view if they need an explanation - really helping them grasp the concept they are working on. These videos can also come in handy when trying to figure out confusing homework assignments!
I have set up each student with their own individual account, and loaded the math curriculum for their grade into TenMarks. From the teacher account, I can monitor and review their progress, and assign work and give them feedback. I will assign one topic (10 questions) each Monday. They will have until Friday to complete it. They may work on it at school or at home. In addition, they may log in anytime and complete practice questions on any topic of their choice.
There is also a reward zone for some extra motivation where they earn certificates to print out when they master a concept, and some educational computer games they can play after they complete work.
Students are able to access TenMarks from home to continue working on the program at their own pace. To log in to their account, students should go to http://www.tenmarks.com and click on the red "Log In" button on the upper right corner of the page. Your child was given their username and password last week in school. If they forget their log on information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a reminder. Also, I am able to have a weekly report sent to you via email that will inform you of their progress. Please let me know if you would like this report emailed to you.
I just wanted to let you know that we're using this new program, which I believe will really help students improve their math skills and confidence.