New Product Review: Edmentum Study Island—Math

Edmentum's Study Island English I and IIEdmentum’s Study Island is a supplemental online product that helps students in grades K-12 master the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and prepare for STAAR exams. Content is available for mathematics, English language arts/reading, science, and social studies. Resources support teacher-guided instruction and independent study. Teachers may create their own lessons and assessments using online tools. Learning List recently reviewed math materials for grade 3. [Read more…]

Study Island begins math instruction at each grade level with a pretest and a diagnostic test that assess students’ readiness for content. Instruction is presented in short lessons for each topic followed by a set of “Sessions” with practice activities. Lesson texts include definitions of new terms, example problems with step-by-step solutions, and illustrations to support understanding. Many lessons have interactive flashcards for new vocabulary and terms; flashcards may also be printed. Some lessons include animated and video-based content.

Study Island has comprehensive monitoring resources that allow teachers to track student and class progress in multiple, easy-to-use and -understand formats. Reports track student usage and performance data, and enable comparisons between classes and state averages of other Study Island users. Teachers may monitor student performance by topic and standard, and track performance trends, such as student time spent using resources.

About Edmentum*

 Edmentum is a standards-based online learning program grounded in a tradition of solid research, sound pedagogy, and applied innovation. Edmentum develops rigorous, relevant curriculum that challenges your students with a 21st century approach – engaging them with interactive, media-rich content.

Whether your students are falling behind, at grade level, or advanced, accommodate their unique needs in an environment in which they will thrive. Courseware can be used in a lab setting, a blended model in which online courses supplement the traditional classroom, or through a completely virtual experience.

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