At a time when skilled workers with high-tech knowledge are at a premium, the need for effective math instruction in U.S. classrooms has never been greater. To ensure the global competitiveness of U.S. students, educators are increasingly turning to software and other computer-based options to make certain even the toughest of math lessons are sinking in. Designed to keep students engaged while drilling home important, often hard-to-teach concepts, these products incorporate everything from on-demand video to self-paced learning modules to test banks aligned with state standards.
To help educators better sift through the dizzying array of options on the market today, eSchool News presents its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Math Software. For the second straight year, we asked readers to choose what they think are the best software products for delivering math instruction. More than 1,000 readers cast their votes in the survey, which ran at eSchool News Online in June. Click here to read the results: 2006 Reader’s Choice Awards: Best Math Software