What educators say about Agile Mind services
"Just a quick update as to how Agile Mind did in the Math Pullout program at McCollum HS. We used it for approximately 35 kids. The pullout program is for 11th graders who are not currently enrolled in a math class at the high school, and are in particular danger of not doing well on the TAKS Math test. The overwhelming response of the kids was favorable, with a couple of kids actually asking for ANOTHER session during
the day to keep working on it!
Your program is a hit here ! I think its use as an individualized tool to help students stay sharp for TAKS and to bolster up their math weaknesses is right on target. Thanks so much for your help and prompt assistance."
Steve Sippel, Secondary Math/Science Specialist Harlandale ISD, San Antonio, Texas
"My ride with Thinkfive has been valuable, energetic, and an experience of extension. The value of Agile Mind is not just in the interaction of computer and student, but in the material itself. It provides the theory, algebra, and the geometric reality of Calculus with animation. Further, it provides questions not in the content of the standard Calculus book. It forces the student to actually learn Calculus from both theoretical and applied components, and forces the teacher and student into the Free Response component of the AP exam.
Agile Mind is essential in today's learning environment. For me, it has been a journey that I would not trade for myself or my students. I am very thankful!"
Josie Mallery, Klein High School, Klein, Texas
"For those teachers who have TEXTEAMS training, Agile Mind is the piece that has been missing. It shows them how to incorporate those lessons and activities into a standards/TEKS based curriculum."
Judy Shahan, Fort Worth, Texas
"I have been able to look at all that there is through the site, and I can't say enough positive things about it. I love the technology that the students get to experience, and how easy and immediate the feedback is for me."
Judy Guerra, Algebra 1 and Geometry Teacher, Lyford High School, Lyford, Texas
"Even though I didn't think I had time to implement another new program at our school, I found out that having students work on Agile Mind to explore a new topic before I taught the lesson actually saved me time in the long run!"
Ramon Guzman, Algebra 1 Teacher, Lyford High School, Lyford, Texas
"I thought Agile Mind was incredible. As a new teacher I am always looking for instruction assistance. For that reason, the first thing I noticed was the incredible TEKS correlation. Plus the Web site contained great instructional tips and assessments... Another great benefit of the site is the fabulous animations and graphics which will help hold student interest and attention.
I guess you could say I'M HOOKED!"
Wendy Riley, AA Nick Kerr Middle School, Burleson, Texas
What students say about Agile Mind services
"When I worked in groups to teach my peers in AP Calculus the Agile Mind Exploration lessons, I found myself having a better understanding of the lessons that I taught my fellow students."
AJ Balderaz, Student, AP Calculus, Sinton High School
"Being able to go online and work beyond what I can do with my teacher is an enormous help in preparing me for the AP test. My friends and I going get on the computer and double-team, so that, not only do I have the computer, but also my friends and I can help each other out learning. Agile Mind also helps me get extra grade for class. It is great."
Cara Westbrook, David Crockett High School, Austin, Texas