Information for Math Educators
Our programs cover Grades 6-7 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and high school graduation test prep. Our diagnostics drill down and re-teach grades 3-5 topics as needed. Lessons and Skill Builders are presented in both English and Spanish. Teachers can use pre-established diagnostic/prescriptive programs or create their own custom programs. See our Programs page for more information.
Suggested Uses of Catchup Math
The richness and flexibility of Catchup Math permit a wide variety of uses including prerequisite review at the beginning of new math courses, online support for ongoing classes, special education and intervention classes, and schoolwide preparation for standardized tests.
Research, Efficacy, Supporting Data, Expectations
Compelling educational research in support of Catchup Math is summarized here. Please see these reports: Independent Nationwide Study of Catchup Math, Research Basis of Catchup Math, Improving Success for Struggling Algebra Learners with Online CAI, Usage and Performance Data in Support of Catchup Math. The usage data provides guidance for progress expectations.
Catchup Math programs are aligned with Common Core, NCTM, and all fifty state (plus D.C) standards. For each performance expectation in grades 6-8, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, we ensure that the corresponding Catchup Math program has at least one quiz question testing that expectation and also that there are targeted review resources assigned if the student misses that quiz question. Also, we ensure that none of the Catchup Math quiz questions or review materials in any program assumes a level of mastery above those specified in the standards. For strategies to address any specific standardized test, please ask your Catchup Math Account Representative for assistance.
Administrative Features and Support
Use of Catchup Math is managed on our Admin pages and explained by our Getting Started Guide and Teaching with Catchup Math videos. Also, our Teacher-FAQ page is a helpful quick-reference. We provide unlimited telephone support and training to faculty and administrators.
Evidence of Effectiveness
This article describes our study showing outstanding school test score results with our tutorials from Hotmath.com. Our content has won many awards. Please review these teacher and student testimonials.
We recommend this bibliography for reviewing the scientific basis for Differentiated Math Intervention and Remediation. The scientific research about showing worked solutions for math learning is described in our white paper.
We follow best practices of math teaching in English for ELL following SDAIE guidelines. For example, we employ redundancy and short phrasing in our tutorials; we utilize image and graphical presentations liberally; our tutorials are self-paced; we support multiple learning modalities with audio-visual, written, and conceptual presentation.
Ease of Use
In every installation we have surveyed to date, both teachers and students have complimented Catchup Math on the intuitive simplicity of utilizing their respective components.
Please compare our rates with older, less complete computerized math remediation services - they cost as much as $320 per student per year!
"Catchup Math only teaches me what I need to know. I really like the math games and being able to choose my own wallpaper. I call it my Magic Learning Machine."