By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki
Part 1: Pre-Algebra
Curriki has teamed up with AT&T to develop tools enabling educators to create interactive math assessments that give students real-time feedback. We think these new content resources and technology will promote student achievement while giving students truly engaging learning experiences.
AT&T is providing high-quality digital content for teaching and learning that provides the ability to give students what they often don’t get in school: instant feedback. Interactive quizzes scored in real time give students a level of engagement not available with traditional assessments submitted to the teacher to be graded later — students can immediately see where they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Students will gain self-knowledge about their understanding of a topic or how deeply they have mastered a skill.
Assessments are provided to 8th-12th grade students in three collections:
This month we’ll talk in detail about the Pre-Algebra Collection, and cover the other two in upcoming months.
The Pre-Algebra Collection focuses on the Number System, including a full understanding of rational and irrational numbers.
The section on Expressions and Equations helps students learn about the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations, and covers integer exponents, square root and cube root systems, estimating very large or small quantities, slope, real-world problem solving and more.
Functions helps students define, evaluate, and compare functions and use them to model relationships between quantities.
Our Sponsor, AT&T
AT&T is sponsoring the collections with a $125,000 contribution as part of the company’s investment in preparing students for success in school and careers through AT&T Aspire.
“We believe that technology can help students learn anytime, anywhere,” said Nicole Anderson, assistant vice president of social innovation, AT&T. “We collaborate with programs like Curriki that have proven success in removing barriers to connect students with the skills they need.”
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.
With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. Curriki is thrilled to be part of that!
Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives and is regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world. Learn more at Curriki.org.