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Hotmath Announces Online Remediation through Catchup Math

Posted Apr 20, 2009
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Hotmath, Inc. has announced the introduction of Catchup Math. Designed for at-risk middle and high school students, the new online diagnostic-prescriptive remediation service delivers a cycle of quizzes followed by personalized review and practice to help students catch up in math.

Catchup Math offers intervention programs for Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Each subject area may be covered as a full course, or targeted with specific topics selected by a teacher. In addition, the online remediation service has programs to prepare at-risk students for success on state exit exams, or for entry into college algebra courses. Through personalized assessment, review, and practice, Catchup Math can help students advance until they are ready to be enrolled in a targeted mainstream class.

A student is either assigned a specific course proficiency goal, or may begin Catchup Math with a placement test. Students take a 15-minute quiz and then receive a prescription of practice problems and review materials such as videos, activities and games for topics in which they need help. When solving problems, students write on an online whiteboard to show their work, which can be saved for review by their teacher.


Catchup Math presents the quizzes, topic review and practice in short sessions designed to keep at-risk students engaged. The online remediation service addresses different learning styles by allowing students to choose how they use Catchup Math. For example, videos, activities, and lessons can be viewed immediately or may be requested as needed when working on practice problems. 

To help teachers assess student progress, Catchup Math provides reports that tabulate time spent, quiz scores and review materials utilized. Most importantly, teachers can access a student's work on practice problems through the online whiteboard, which demonstrates the student's understanding and progress.

Catchup Math also offers optional live online math tutoring, so that a student can ask a question 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Communication takes place online through an interactive whiteboard where visual aids such as drawings, graphs, and mathematical steps can be displayed. A messaging system is built into Catchup Math so a student can send questions electronically to a teacher or administrator.

Catchup Math may be purchased for individual students at retail prices, or purchased in volume by schools, tutoring centers and supplemental educational service providers at discount prices. Individual student subscriptions start at $99, and school pricing for the 2009-10 school year starts at $3 per student.

For more information about Catchup Math, visit

Source: Hotmath, Inc.,

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