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**PassKey [Computer software]. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 8787 Orion Place,
Columbus, OH 43240.
http://www.glencoe.com/esolutions/solutions/test/test_preparation.html Accessed
Nov. 2, 2014.**

**Correlations**: PassKey has built-in correlations to
over 50 state and national test standards.

**Tel**: 800-598-4077

**Grades**: elementary-adult

**Description**: From the website:

PassKey is a modular diagnostic and prescriptive learning system
for self-paced instruction in math, reading, writing, science, and
social studies that is suitable for use with **elementary grades
through adult education**. There are five skill levels. It has a
management system to customize and track learner progress.

**Note**: T.H.E. Journal (2002, February) reported in "Ohio Students Discover
the Key to Passing Exams" (pp. 52-53) that PassKey has been
successfully used at all four technical centers of Great Oaks in
Southwestern Ohio. One teacher at Laurel Oaks Career
Development Center indicated that the program has been instrumental
in helping students pass Ohio's ninth-grade proficiency test,
particularly for those trying to eliminate deficiencies in math.

**PLATO Learning and Straight Curve Math Series [Instructional
software]. PLATO Learning, Inc., 10801 Nesbitt Avenue South,
Bloomington, MN 55437.
http://www.plato.com Accessed Sept. 28, 2011. Email: info@plato.com**

**Correlations**: PLATO Learning: over 250 local, state and national
standards; Straight Curve aligns with NCTM K-6 Focal Points

**Tel**: 800-447-5286

**Grades**: K-12+

**Description**: From the PLATO Learning Web site:

PLATO courseware integrates the latest technology and brain-based research. PLATO courseware modules contain tutorials, drills, applications, problem solving activities, reviews, practice, and mastery tests.

**Products for K-6 elementary math **include
Straight Curve (Series 1 and 2) and PLATO Achieve Now and Math
Expeditions. Straight Curve offers game-style practice, individual assessments,
compatibility with interactive whiteboards and can be used with
whole class direct instruction (e.g., manipulatives are included) or
small group instruction. It supplements classroom instruction
on the most difficult topics to teach in each major math strand.

**PLATO Learning's secondary math** collection is comprehensive with
Foundational Mathematics, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry 1 and 2, Math
Problem Solving, and Math Expeditions. Applied Math contains
content typically taught in grades 6-9 and can be used with middle
school, high school, and adult learners.

**Academic Systems® Algebra** provides full-course instruction that
actively **engages college students** in learning and applying
mathematics. It provides comprehensive, self-paced instruction in prealgebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra aimed at
helping students entering college under-prepared for college-level
math courses.

**PracticePlanet [Test prep software]. (2007). Orchard
Learning, 5600 W 83rd Street, Suite 300, 8200 Tower, Bloomington, MN 55437.
http://www.practiceplanet.com/index.php
Accessed Jan. 2, 2013.**

**Correlations**: state standards

**Tel**: Sales: 800-351-1404

**Grades**: K-12

**Description**: PracticePlanet is an online high-stakes test
preparation program for K-12 students. Test and practice items
are aligned with the testing standards for the grade levels assessed
in each state and mimic the items found on actual state tests.
Pretests identify areas of strength and weakness; students practice
the assigned concepts, posttests show his or her level of growth.
The reporting feature gives real time student data to pinpoint areas
needing additional work. Games are included for motivation and
are used for rewards for completing practice modules.

**Pre-Algebra Pathways [Online software]. (2008). Let's Go Learn,
705 Wellesley Ave., Kensington, CA 94708. http://www.letsgolearn.com/
Accessed Jan. 2, 2013. Email:
help@letsgolearn.com
**

**Correlations**: NCTM and state standards

**Tel**: 888-618-7323

**Grades**: middle and high school

**Description**: From Let's Go Learn website:
http://www.letsgolearn.com/lglsite/Pre_Algebra_Pathways/

"Pre-Algebra Pathways brings together comprehensive adaptive pre-algebra skills assessment with differentiated instruction, all administered in an interactive, online learning environment. Let's Go Learn's Diagnostic Online Math Assessment (DOMA) Pre-Algebra first performs a detailed assessment of each student's pre-algebra abilities across 14 different mathematical constructs aligned with NCTM and state standards. After the initial assessment, the program transitions the student into interactive tutorials and activities that improve math skills identified by teachers as essential for success in Algebra I."

Let's Go Learn also produces a series of diagnostic online math assessments for basic skills, pre-algebra, and algebra 1. Their product Unique Math offers a similar format as Pre-Algebra Pathways, but offers assessment with differentiated instruction in basic math skills suitable for grades K-5.

**Prentice Hall Mathematics Textbook Resources [Online]. (2008).
Pearson Prentice Hall. Pearson’s Customer Service Center, P.O. Box 2500, Lebanon, IN
46052-3009. http://www.phschool.com/atschool/txtbk_res_math.html Accessed
Apr. 7, 2013.**

**Tel**: 800-848-9500.

**Grades**: 6-12

**Description**: Prentice Hall is part of the
Curriculum Group of Pearson Education. You'll find
chapter-by-chapter support for many of the Pearson Prentice Hall
titles, including Self-Tests, Internet Activities, Reference and
Teaching Links, and much more.

For example, you'll find Mathematics for Middle School, Courses 1, 2, and 3. See Connected Math 2 for grades 6-8, which was developed with National Science Foundation funds and provides an investigative approach to learning math. Their Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 with Trig, and Geometry texts include online support. Precalculus and calculus are available.

**Prime Time Math [Computer software]. (1998). Sheppard Software,
Suite 623, Pavilion, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com
Accessed Jan. 2, 2013. Email:
Brad@sheppardsoftware.com**

**Developer**: Brad Sheppard, President of Sheppard Software

**Grades**: 7-12

**Description**:

**Prime Time Math** (http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/pmath1_cat.htm) is a multimedia educational game that will help
students in grades 7-12 improve their word problem solving skills
and boost their SAT scores. Problems in the game cover prime
numbers, factoring, squares, cubes, remainders, fractions,
percentages, algebra and logic. Prime Time Math features over 1000
problems in nine skill levels with three options of play that
include the ten problem game, time trial and two-player combat. The
problems in the game are descriptions of the numbers 1 - 99. From
these descriptions, the player must identify the correct number.
Hints and help files are provided. Students can toggle sound on or
off and view information on scoring, benchmark numbers, tips and
strategies and more.

**Note**: This program can be downloaded from the
website, along with others made available to teachers, schools, and homeschools:
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/teachers.htm Other math
products include Algebra: One on One, Brain Builder: Math Edition,
Math Function Mania, and License Plate Math.

You will also find numerous free online games and activities for math: K-12 early math, basic operations, mixed operations, fractions, pre-algebra, dollars and cents, and place value.

**Pro-Core (formerly Pro-Ohio) [Test prep software]. Computers in Education, Ben
Hemingway, 3435 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208.
http://pro-core.us/ Accessed
July 22, 2013.
Email:
hemingway@pro-core.us **

**Correlations**: Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Ohio state standards

**Tel: **513‑827‑0363

**Grades**: 2-12

**Description**: From the Pro-Core website:

PRO-Core is fully aligned to the CCSS in reading/English language arts and mathematics (2-10).

Features per the overview (http://pro-core.us/features.html):

- A Scalable Solution by Grade, by Subject, by Classroom, by Building or District
- Instructional content based on CCSS/state individual learning standards (not general domains
- Includes Short Cycle, Formative and Summative Assessments for each grade/subject
- Many items are "PARCC-like" in presentation, addressing higher-order thinking skills
- Flexible enough to support constructed response questions and grading
- Easy to use and intuitive interface for students
- A user-friendly Learning Management System and Progress Monitor for teachers
- Robust reporting functionality reflecting immediate scoring for grouping interventions and making instructional decisions as well as history data
- Online or optional paper/bubble sheet delivery and scoring
- Classroom Clicker Assessment Integration and Question Bank
- Online, web-portal, browser-delivered (no software to install)
- Quality Professional Development (Online or Onsite)
- Top-Notch Customer Support
- All at a cost comparable or less than the major vendors

**Quarter Mile Math [Computer software]. (2005). Barnum
Software, 1910 Lyon Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002.
http://www.thequartermile.com/ Accessed
Jan. 2, 2013. Email:
mail@TheQuarterMile.com**

**Correlations**: NCTM standards and standards in all 50 states.

**Tel**: 800-553-9155

**Grades**: 3-9

**Description**: From the website:

The award-winning Quarter Mile Math programs include three levels of K-9 content and problems selected at random: K-3 (174 topics and 22, 000 problems), 4-6 (214 topics and 33,000 problems), and 6-9 (with pre-algebra and 29,000 problems). Programs can be used by the broadest range of students: on grade level, gifted, review/remediation (including for high school and adults), Title 1, special education/special needs, and at risk students.

Problems appear one at a time. The goal is to answer quickly. Each time the student enters the answer correctly, his/her dragster or riderless horse will go faster. Students race against their five previous best races which are replayed on screen (six lanes with six dragsters (or six riderless horses) in all.) Their score is the "elapsed time" for the race, based on how quickly they answer the problems AND how many they answer.

Topic areas include keyboarding, learning the alphabet, number, whole numbers, rounding, fractions, decimals, percents, estimation, integers, equations, and math strategies. Design integrates all major learning modalities-visual, auditory, and tactile-simultaneously in a meaningful, educational way. The program detects even the smallest improvements that wouldn't be detectable in any other software format. Student improvement is rewarded with a better score.

According to the Texas educator who recommended this product, "Students especially like the ability to choose between competing against themselves, or change to multiple players" (Email communication, February 5, 2004).

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