First In Math

All Cardinal Foley students in 1st through 8th grade have a membership to First In Math.  This is an online program that students can do in school or at home to enhance their math skills.

“The First In Math Online Program (FIM) offers comprehensive content-ranging from single—step addition to complex algebra—in an engaging format. Students progress at their own pace to master basic and advanced math skills.”

“This dynamic, proven program encourages students to practice through IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK. Game-style activities ensure that students engage in active practice required for skill retention, and motivation is fueled by reinforcement in the form of electronic award stickers when students solve problems correctly. No penalties are levied for incorrect responses, and students become encouraged to take ownership of math learning and practice.”

“FIM employs a brain-based learning technique known as DEEP PRACTICE, where skills that normally take months of regular practice can be mastered in a matter of weeks, or even days. Along with rapid increases in computation, problem-solving, critical thinking, pattern recognition and other maths skills, this type of practice causes myelin to grow thicker around the axons in the brain. More myelin means greater retention of skills.”

“The program can be used 24/7 on a computer with internet access. Students will advance at different rates, according to their individual skill levels, but ALL players should experience improvement in numerical fluency, and increased speed. Studies show that students who us the First In Math program on a regular basis see measurable improvement in math skills.”

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