SOURCE: MathScore

April 22, 2008 11:00 ET

New MathScore.com Version 3.0 Adds 'Fun Features' to Math Practice

Fireworks, Trophies and Rankings Keep Students Motivated to Continue Improving Math Skills With Practice

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Accurate Learning Systems Corporation today announced MathScore 3.0, now with three animated, fun elements to motivate students working through their math practice.

Now for the first time, students experience fun rewards for their achievements in math skills with new fireworks, rankings and trophies. Animated fireworks reward any student who masters any topic. Seventeen new rankings reward students based on cumulative points. Fourteen new trophies reward students who master corresponding topics on a critical path to algebra competence. Each reward works with the others to motivate further achievement.

"MathScore's 'rewards system' design intentionally focuses the attention, and moves the student toward algebra readiness," explained Yang. "We've seen far too many educational programs that are fun but not educationally effective. In contrast, MathScore has raised test scores in multiple school districts over the past few years before these new fun elements even existed. We anticipate student motivation will further fuel the proven educational impact."

Now, any student who masters a topic is presented with an online fireworks show, which continues until the student moves elsewhere on the system. The continuation of the show ensures the opportunity to show someone else their achievement.

Mastery of each topic earns a corresponding points value, which accumulate toward a special Rank. Seventeen in all, ranks start at Trainee (145 points) and continue to the highest rank of Fleet Admiral (200,000 points). Points vary by topic, based on difficulty and educational significance. As a result, the student's cumulative score and rank represent a meaningful statement of math competence. Ranks can be viewed, with points required for the next rank, at any time.

Students can now also earn exciting, animated Trophies. A Trophy Room displays the student's successfully unlocked trophies, and pre-requisites for still locked trophies. The pre-requisites link directly to its math topic, designed to move a student along the critical path of algebra readiness to Algebra Competence. To "unlock" a trophy, the corresponding topic mastery must be achieved.

MathScore.com helps students become better at math by providing unlimited, adaptive math practice. Developed by MIT graduates, MathScore is proven to raise test scores and trusted by schools and individual families worldwide. MathScore is appropriate for first grade through Algebra I.

About Accurate Learning Systems Corporation

Founded by MIT graduates and based in Palo Alto, California, Accurate Learning Systems Corporation puts superior, skill-building learning environments in the hands of teachers, students and parents. Its flagship product, MathScore, provides schools and individuals with unlimited online math practice, and is proven to raise student math achievement. More information can be found at www.mathscore.com.

MathScore is a registered trademark of Accurate Learning Systems Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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