Does your child excel in math computation but struggle with word problems? Do your students’ test scores drop after switching over to the Common Core State Standards? If so, then Shooloo Learning (http://shooloo.org/) is the answer for you!
Shooloo Learning aligns with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practices, which requires CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 (http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3) and CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 (http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4). At Shooloo.org, students publish their own math word problems, construct viable arguments, critique the reasoning of others, and model real life with mathematics.
Students, teachers, tutors, parents, and learning specialists alike enjoy Shooloo immensely. Our student members are typically in the age range of 8-10, 10-12, and 12-14, i.e., in upper elementary and middle school grades where word problems constitute majority of the math exams. Shooloo is especially beneficial for English Language Learners and Title I students. Through Shooloo, students overcome their fear of word problems, discover the joy of writing their own math stories, attain confidence with encouragement from their peers, and exercise perseverance in solving math problems.
Founded in 2013, Shooloo now has the world’s largest repository of student-authored math word problems, suitable for on-line learning, worksheet, discussion, and assessment. It is the perfect medium for cooperative learning, discovery learning, interactive learning, journaling, peer coaching, peer response, problem solving, questioning, reciprocal teaching, reinforcement, review, and writing.
All of our word problems are complete with “I Can” statements and tagged with the associated Common Core State Standard. At click of a button, student can easily compile their own “I Can” journals, and teachers can assess which students struggle with which Common Core State Standard and thus can provide individualized coaching.
Shooloo transforms math learning into a fun social experience. Like its name in Chinese which means “Number Joy”, Shooloo strives to bring the joy of numbers to the hearts of all students and teachers!
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