National Math Panel Report Endorses Vmath Intervention Program Research Base.
Key findings in the report that align with Vmath include: -- Explicit instruction works for struggling students. Vmath's explicit instruction format and detail lesson support empower teachers to deliver high-quality instruction. -- Algebra is a gateway to success in math. With an emphasis on the development of student proficiency in number sense, fractions, and aspects of geometry and measurement, Vmath helps students establish a solid foundation in algebra readiness, positioning students for success in the future. -- A balanced approach is recommended for teaching mathematics. Vmath provides a focus on conceptual development through the use of virtual and concrete manipulatives. Vmath students develop fluency with operations and computational skills in the daily lessons, and build strong problem solving skills with built-in problem-solving strategy lessons throughout the program. -- Effort Matters. The web-based technology component, VmathLive(TM), builds confidence and rewards effort in an engaging learning environment that inspires interest and motivates reluctant learners.
"Explicit instruction involving both teacher modeling and kids going through the steps in the models-in small groups or with the whole class or individually-seems to lead consistently to higher gains for kids that are struggling," said Dr. Russell Gersten in a spring 2007 issue of Voyager Connection magazine. Dr. Gersten is the executive director of the Instructional Research Group in Long Beach, CA, and is member of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and Vmath Advisory Board.
To view the National Math Panel's complete report visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/report/final-report.pdf
A summary of the National Math Panel report and how it aligns to Vmath can be found at: http://www.voyagerlearning.com/assets/pdfs/National%20Math%20Report.pdf
Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides core, intervention and supplemental reading programs, as well as math intervention and ongoing professional development programs, for school districts throughout the United States. Founded in 1994, Voyager has delivered extended-time reading and basic skills intervention programs, as well as large-scale reading programs, to more than 1000 school districts in cities such as Dallas, Phoenix, New York and Los Angeles, resulting in dramatically improved student performance. Voyager Expanded Learning, Inc. is a business unit of Voyager Learning Company and based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.voyagerlearning.com/ or call 1-888-399-1995.
CONTACT: Shannan Overbeck of Voyager Learning Company, +1-888-399-1995 ext. 9476, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.voyagerlearning.com/
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