PLATO Learning has announced the introduction of Straight Curve, a new product line focusing on empowering classroom teachers, supplementing and delving deeper into core textbook lessons, and leveraging technology to bring on-grade-level and advanced instruction to life for students, according to the announcement.
Now in beta test in classrooms across the U.S., the first Straight Curve product—Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2—is scheduled for release in summer 2006. Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2 provides lessons for grades 3-5 in the areas identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as most complex for students to learn and teachers to teach—fractions, decimals, measurement, probability, and problem solving.
Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2 is the first of many products planned for development and release under the Straight Curve brand. Straight Curve curricula will include teacher materials and professional development to expand teacher capacity and provide the resources they need to enrich classroom instruction using technology, the announcement states.
Source: PLATO Learning, http://www.plato.com