Boulder, Colorado — November 9, 2016 — Woot Math (wootmath.com), an award-winning, education technology company, announced today that it was selected as the top entry in the Evaluation Research category in Digital Promise’s 2016 Research-Based Products Campaign. In addition, Woot Math was named an Honorable Mention in the Learning Science category. EdSurge has published a feature article on Woot Math and the other top companies in each category.
Woot Math was founded in March 2013, and is building software solutions to help every student become algebra-ready. Woot Math officially launched in October 2014 after a year-long pilot program involving dozens of schools across the U.S. “Since launch, we have had strong growth and adoption in both elementary and middle schools” said Krista Marks, CEO and Co-Founder of Woot Math. Woot Math is funded in part through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Woot Math recently published its research from a large-scale randomized controlled trial in which it proved that its adaptive technology significantly improves student learning outcomes.
Woot Math was founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs who are determined to create engaging, research-based tools to help teachers reach more students and help all students deeply understand mathematics. The Woot Math founders believe that they can reproduce the behavior of the best tutors, by coupling real-time instruction with scaffolded problems, presented in a way that students find fun and engaging. “The range of mathematical fluency in the classroom is a major hurdle that teachers face every day. I believe our technology can help identify and close some of the gaps in students’ understanding that they often have from earlier grades,” says Marks.
Woot Math is focused on helping every student be algebra-ready. The areas that keep students from succeeding in math are finite and well understood. Woot Math effectively addresses these areas by combining scaffolded problems and just-in-time instructional video, adaptively for each student. Woot Math’s NSF-funded research proves that its adaptive technology significantly improves learning outcomes. Woot Math doesn’t seek to replace the teacher, but to provide tools that make teachers more effective in reaching more kids.
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