We are very pleased with Simple Solutions! Our math scores have greatly improved on the ITBS. Our school scored the highest of any of the other schools in our diocese. We use Simple Solutions for a class we call Math Computation. We had to adjust our daily schedule to accommodate this class, but it has been well worth it. The lessons are challenging and require accuracy and changes in thought processes for each problem.
They prepare the students for testing because every problem is different instead of a whole page of the same concept like their math homework. We also use Summer Solutions and that keeps the students sharp over summer break.
We have used Simple Solutions at Serra Catholic School for the past 6 years. In the first year we saw significant improvement overall in standardized test math scores. We are now using Simple Solutions math, grammar and mechanics and social studies. We have seen a lot of success with new students to our school. Simple Solutions helps them if there are any gaps in skills. There are many questions that require critical thinking skills. When the teacher-review these solutions, it helps train students to think critically.
We cannot imagine not using Simple Solutions now that it has become an integral part of our curriculum. We recommend it to any school that would like to see their students excel. WE LOVE SIMPLE SOLUTIONS!!!
I looked at a number of different supplemental programs and was sold on the fact that a Catholic School teacher (for 20 years) saw that kids needed more practice to be successful in math. We first implemented Simple Solutions in 2008 and our math scores on the Iowa (ITBS) standardized tests have gone up every year since. Even students who transfer in from public schools and are not as advanced in math increase their scores after a year.
Simple Solutions Common Core Math workbooks have been a game changer for our district implementation of new math standards and curriculum. We also saw PARCC/ISAT scores increase in the grade levels where the workbooks were implemented.
Three years ago our school implemented Simple Solutions as an additional resource to our math curriculum. The number of third through fifth grade students meeting proficiency- according to our state test (KPREP) – has increased from 60% to 77%. We feel one of the leading factors in this jump is Simple Solutions. The strategy of spiraling has allowed our students to master all the concepts they need to be successful.
Our ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) results just came, and I compared students as they moved from last year to this year: Our scores AVERAGED a 17.5 gain in computation skills after using Simple Solutions! The improvements far exceeded my expectations!! I cannot wait to see the growth next year after using the program for an entire school year!
I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the Simple Solutions Math and Language Arts Programs. Simple Solutions is easily integrated into the regular math and language arts curriculum. It enables the students to develop, review, and master concepts. Spiral review helps the students retain grade level skills. The success rate of the students is incredible. When you can find a curriculum that is loved by the faculty, administration, students, and parents and is successful, that is unbelievable. Simple Solutions is that program!!
I have used Simple Solutions Math for over 5 years in my classroom and recently in my summer tutoring program. I find the program a great reinforcement to our Math curriculum. I think its greatest asset is that any student can find some success on every page of the book. It is such a unique repetition of standards that we have mastered, standards that we are currently working with, and new standards that we are introducing. It keeps skills fresh in students’ minds. There is a variety on each page and everyday is different. I have never heard a student say, “I am bored” with Simple Solutions. I Love it!
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St. Angela’s has been blessed to be a part of your ongoing commitment to provide the tools students need to succeed. I wish you only continued success, as you work to meet the needs of all students today and into the future.
As a classroom teacher, I used Simple Solutions for three years with much success. Now as a school principal, I have put both Simple Solutions Math and Simple Solutions English Grammar & Writing Mechanics into action in every classroom in my buildings with the same success! Both of these programs reinforce what is taught in our regular curricular areas while introducing new information that usually is not introduced to students until much later in the year.
I have never had a student complain about doing Simple Solutions. Instead, it is just the opposite – students want to do their daily Simple Solutions lessons! This is a program that is loved by students, teachers, and parents alike.