Durham, NC January 09, 2018
HappyNumbers, a technology-driven personal teacher assistant serving as an independent math center, has partnered with MetaMetrics®, developer of The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics. The partnership combines HappyNumbers’ ability to scaffold math instruction and feedback, based on each student’s level and progress, with a measurement framework for connecting students with resources at their unique ability level.
HappyNumbers uses the Quantile Framework for Mathematics, a scientific approach for matching students with math resources, with its applications that combine best pedagogical practices with the latest technologies (such as artificial intelligence) to ensure a deeper conceptual understanding of math.
“We are happy to partner with MetaMetrics, a leader in bringing meaning to measurement, to further accelerate growth for math students,” said HappyNumbers CEO Evgeny Milyutin. “While HappyNumbers helps students explore the meaning behind the math, partnering with MetaMetrics lets educators who use our apps integrate Quantile measures, an increasingly common standard for math assessment and instruction across the United States.”
While educators teach small groups, HappyNumbers provides individualized instruction for the rest of the class. Offering immediate feedback and remediation for errors and adaptive scoring that provides the amount of practice each student needs to master a concept, HappyNumbers helps differentiate instruction – while keeping students independent. The Quantile Framework uses the same scale to measure both the math skill level of a student and the difficulty of the math materials they encounter. Using the Quantile scale to match students to ability appropriate materials, educators can use HappyNumbers to find resources that are neither too hard nor too easy.
“We are excited to collaborate with an innovator like HappyNumbers. Their apps are individualizing instruction and improving learning in classrooms across the country,” said Malbert Smith, Ph.D., president, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “Adding Quantile measures to HappyNumbers allow teachers to further personalize learning for each student by identifying gaps in knowledge and connecting students with resources to best grow their abilities.”
HappyNumbers is a personal teacher assistant for each student in the class. While students are learning with Happy Numbers, Happy Numbers is learning about them. It scaffolds instruction and gives feedback based on each individual student’s level and progress – it’s like having a teacher assistant for each student in the class. The app is available in Spanish and English. More than 30 million problems have been solved on the platform and it is already used on a school district level. The company has earned COPPA SafeHarbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications and is located in Palo Alto, CA.
MetaMetrics is focused on improving education for learners of all ages and ability levels. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics’ products and services for reading (The Lexile® Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile® para Leer), mathematics (The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics) and writing (The Lexile® Framework for Writing) provide unique insights about academic ability and the potential for growth, enabling individuals to achieve their goals at every stage of development. Connect with the organization at: metametricsinc.com/blog.
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