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CueThink and The Math Forum Partner to Emphasize Social Interaction in Math

November 24, 2014

Technology is often promoted as a solution to our educational challenges, but truly effective, research-based innovations are few and far between. However, a new partnership announced today brings together nationally recognized math education resources with an engaging new social learning platform for math education.

The Math Forum, the leading online math education community and a unit of Drexel University’s School of Education, and CueThink, a peer-to-peer iPad application for math problem solving, announced a partnership that will integrate The Math Forum’s award-winning problem-solving programs with CueThink’s social math learning platform. The partners aim to create new opportunities for teachers to address standards for developing mathematical thinking and to use technology strategically to enhance learning.

“This partnership is based on a shared vision of the importance of problem solving and student interaction as a basis for developing mathematical thinking,” said Sheela Sethuraman, CEO of CueThink.

“The partnership between The Math Forum and CueThink has the potential to positively impact classrooms nationwide,” said Nancy Butler Songer, PhD, dean of the School of Education. “It showcases our commitment to enriching education through technology.”

Since it was founded 20 years ago, The Math Forum’s award-winning educational site has become a comprehensive, online source of math learning, teaching and communication for mathematicians, educators, parents, students and researchers worldwide. From professional development issues to parental homework crises, The Math Forum is renowned for mentoring, problem solving, collaborating, sharing and advancing research in math education.

“We’re thrilled that this collaboration will allow The Math Forum community’s wealth of problem-solving resources to be more readily available to teachers and students across the country,” said Steve Weimar, director of The Math Forum. “Through this partnership, CueThink and The Math Forum will generate innovations and research-based insights into effective student learning and teacher facilitation in the 21st century classroom."

Subscribers of CueThink will immediately have integrated access to the free portion of The Math Forum’s popular Problems of the Week. CueThink customers also will have the ability to purchase the Math Forum’s Premium Bundle of Problems of the Week within the CueThink platform, beginning January 2015.