McGraw-Hill My Math Dual Platform Gives Elementary Students Twice as Many Ways to Achieve: McGraw-Hill Education Program Uses Interactive Texts and Digital Tools to Customize Content, Boost Learning

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McGraw-Hill My Math Dual Platform Gives Elementary Students Twice as Many Ways to Achieve: McGraw-Hill Education Program Uses Interactive Texts and Digital Tools to Customize Content, Boost Learning


In the 10years leading up to Madison School District's latest math curriculum update, state standards had changed almost too often to count. So it is understandable that the Phoenix-based district would welcome a program that ensured all material complied with current standards.

But not just any program. After researching solutions and piloting two options four years ago, Madison chose McGrawHill My Math, and use the interactive student edition and digital tools to customize content for K5 students. Lessons are pre-built and sequenced but can be modified by teachers, who have access to print and digital resources to maximize student understanding. Based on state standards, McGraw-Hill My Math keeps students engaged while they learn concepts, fluency and application skills.

Unanimous decision

"After the two pilots, we looked at student performance data, met with teachers, and surveyed students and parents," says Dr. Michael Winters, executive director for curriculum and instruction for the K8 district. "They all unanimously picked My Math] all three stakeholder groups especially appreciated the dual platform."

The online component allows students to find assignments and extra help through videos, games, and additional rich, digital resources. Parents can not only track their student's progress, they can also easily communicate with teachers and know exactly what their child is learning. Teachers can easily access activities or lessons to reinforce concepts for struggling learners or to challenge students who have mastered a particular topic.

"My Math is leveled and has different interventions, high or low, to meet students where they are," Winters says. …

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