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Mathematica [Computer software]. (2011+). Wolfram Research, Inc., 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7237. Accessed May 2, 2023.

Tel: 800-965-3726 to purchase

Description: From the website:

Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (Npr) 3rd ed. Edition"Mathematica--[is] not just for computation but for modeling, simulation, visualization, development, documentation, and deployment." Create fully interactive applications.  It is the "ultimate technical computing environment."  There is also a web version: Mathematica Online.

For those who use Mathematica, consider Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (Npr) 3rd ed. Edition by Cliff Hastings, Kelvin Mischo, and Michael Morrison, 2020.


Math 180 [online software]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Headquarters: 125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110. Accessed May 2, 2023.

Correlations: Common Core State Standards.

Tel: 888-918-6158 to learn more

Grades: 5-12

Description: Derived from the website:

Math 180 is intervention software for struggling students in grades 5 and up.  Students might be two or more years behind in math. There are two courses, each focusing on reasoning and using visual models to help in developing conceptual understanding.  Course 1 is on developing numerical reasoning (e.g., in multiplication, division, fractions, decimals); Course 2 is pre-algebra (e.g., rate, ratio, percent, functions, equations, linear relationships) .  Content in each course is organized in 9 blocks of instruction.  Each block relates its mathematical theme to careers and stories of interest to learners.  Access is via any computer with internet access.  Students will appreciate the personalized learning and collaborative learning features of Math 180.  Teachers will appreciate the professional learning tools to differentiate instruction, plan lessons linked to standards, ability to view instructional videos and to use whiteboard technology with Math 180, and get student progress reports.


Math Amigo [Computer Software]. Valiant Technology. Available: Valiant USA, PO Box 639, Forest Park, IL 60130.  Accessed May 2, 2023.

Correlations: NCTM standards

Tel: 888-366-6628 (Toll free)

Grades: K-8


Math Amigo ( is drill and practice software for handheld and Windows computers, which has supporting smanagement software to help monitor student progress.  There are three categories of problems: concept building, fluency, and problem solving.

Curriculum for grades 1-8 is addressed from counting to algebra.  Students can work at their pace with individualized activities.  There is automatic marking with instant feedback.  The system tracks student performance and adjusts question difficulty to meet student needs.  Tutorials help students to develop concepts and methods.  The Teacher Alerts and analysis features draw attention to those who need additional help and suggest how to provide it.

This software is listed among Best Software for Teaching Basic Math Literacy in eSchool News' 2005 Readers Choice Awards.


Math in Focus [includes digital components]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Headquarters: 125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110.  Accessed May 2, 2023.

Correlations: Common Core State Standards.

Tel: 800-225-5425 (Customer service for HMH preK-8 Educational Materials)

Grades: K-8


Derived from the website:

Math in Focus features the Singapore math process.  "The Singapore math process introduces a middle step between the concrete and abstract called the pictorial approach. This is where students use physical objects to demonstrate how to solve equations. It also asks students and teachers to draw a diagram of the concepts going they are working on. They learn to use model drawing to solve and better understand word problems. The pictorial approach allows students to have a tactile experience instead of trying to imagine the problem in their heads. By having students in Singapore math diagram the elements of the word problem they develop a strong understanding of why a solution works."


Math for the Real World [Computer software]. Knowledge Adventure, 2377 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 302, Torrance, CA 90501. Available:    Accessed January 17, 2024.

Tel: 800-871-2969 for customer service

Grades: 4-8


Topical word problems and interactive activities teach real-world, critical thinking skills for daily situations. Over 4,000 problems in nine key areas introduce everyday math skills such as telling time and counting money, while reinforcing key concepts such as logic, fractions, and decimals. A detailed on-screen reference library is included.


Mathletics. (n.d.). 3P Learning, 246 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Accessed May 2, 2023. Email:

Correlations: Common Core and state standards

Tel: 866-387-9139

Grades: K-high school

Description: See the Why Mathletics section on its curriculum:

Award-winning "Mathletics includes well over 1,200 individual adaptive practice activities and eBooks covering Kindergarten to High School. [Their] team of education publishers has created courses that specifically follow the programmes of study for the Common Core, TEKS, MAFS and other state-based standards."

"Courses are broken down into topics that represent the major areas of focus within each year, including pre- and post-assessment, all mapped to the requirements of the curriculum."


MathMedia Educational Software. (1993+). MathMedia Educational Software, Inc., 3641 Pebble Beach Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. Accessed May 2, 2023. Email:

Correlations: The developers promote "curriculum design delivering the National Common Core Standards" (About Us section).

Tel: 888-448-6700

Grades: K-20

Description: From the website:

MathMedia delivers K-20 instructional math software with interactive learning and easy-to-use assessment tools. This product line includes elementary arithmetic, basic math, algebra, geometry, advanced math (trigonometry, precalculus and basic calculus through derivatives), SAT prep, and CLEP prep software.  This tutorial software is an instructional resource to be used as a curriculum or within the curriculum for extra help.

Online versions from arithmetic through advanced math are available.


MAP Suite [Computerized assessment]. The Northwest Evaluation Association. Main office: 121 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97209. Accessed May 2, 2023.

Correlations: aligned to state and national standards, including Common Core.

Tel: 503-624-1951 or 866-654-3246 (for sales)

Grades: 2-12

Description: See the website:

MAP Suite (Measures of Academic Progress--MAP) is a computer adaptive interim assessment program for mathematics, reading, and language usage.  Norm-referenced results can be used to identify skills and concepts that students have learned, diagnose instructional needs, monitor academic growth over time independent of grade level or age, make data-driven decisions, and place new students in instructional programs.  Students can be tested up to three times a year.  The program accommodates students with special needs; the test is not timed and the program can read questions aloud.

Other products include MAP for mathematics with Spanish audio, and MAP for grades K-2.


MobyMax [online software]. (2010+). MobyMax, P.O. Box 392395, Pittsburgh, PA 15251. Accessed May 2, 2023.

Correlations: Common Core standards

Tel: 888-793-8331

Grades: K-8

Description: From the website description and InfoKit.

Moby Math was first released in 2010 and with addition of other subjects, its name was changed to MobyMax in 2013.  MobyMax provides award-winning curriculum for every K-8 subject.  The adaptive technology in math enables personalized learning, and also includes Fact Fluency and Number Sense.  The software provides adaptive test prep.  It identifies learning gaps and then automatically assigns lessons (narrated and animated) to address missing skills, thus enabling individualized learning.  "MobyMax's curriculum is free for an unlimited number of students! A MobyMax Pro license gives you features like progress monitoring, placement tests, classroom tools, and student motivational tools."  You only need internet access and a browser (InfoKit).  Assessments include multiple choice and constructed-response prompts.  Every problem includes instant feedback.  There are whiteboard activities, a student response system, and built-in engagement (e.g., games, badges, contests, daily challenges, comics).


Number Worlds [Computer software]. (2007+). McGraw-Hill, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. Accessed May 6, 2024.

Correlations: Common Core standards; several state standards

Tel: For U.S. customer support: 800-338-3987

Grades: preK-8

Description: Number Worlds is an intervention math program that focuses on students who are one or more grade levels behind in mathematics, Tier 2 and Tier 3 in Resonse to Intervention. All the tools teachers need to assess students' abilities, individualize instruction, build foundational skills and concepts, and make learning fun are provided in this math remediation program.

There are two levels: Number Worlds includes a prevention program for Grades PreK-1 that builds foundational math skills and prepares younger children to understand more complex concepts later (Levels A-C). This unique 30 week course of daily instruction improves students' grasp of the world of mathematics so they can move forward with the head start they need.  For students in grades 2-8 (Levels D-J) who are one or more grade levels behind in mathematics, the Number Worlds intervention program builds on students' current level of understanding with six 4-week intensive units per grade for faster assimilation back into math class.

Also see Number Worlds (2024) at McGraw-Hill Education and read its Research and Efficacy Brochure.


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