Surprising teachers around the country, Amazon recently announced that their TenMarks learning apps will become unavailable at the end of June 2019. The unexpected announcement has left many teachers wondering how they will fill the gap left by TenMarks’ departure. Fortunately, Wowzers can easily be used in place of the TenMarks math program for grades K-8. Like TenMarks, Wowzers is a customizable standards-based program that can be used as a supplement to any other math program. We provide guides to adjust Wowzers’ curriculum to match other popular textbooks, and the curriculum automatically adapts to focus on each student’s challenges. If your school uses the NWEA MAP Growth assessment, Wowzers can even automatically create a customized curriculum for each student based on their MAP Growth scores.
Just as TenMarks focuses on keeping students engaged and enjoying learning, Wowzers teaches math with colorful visuals, interactive manipulatives, games, instructional videos, and storytelling that links math to the real world. Wowzers will seem familiar to TenMarks students as well. They will still receive immediate feedback, adaptive hints, and 3-5 minute videos when they struggle. They will even continue to earn rewards for completing the curriculum. In Wowzers, students earn coins as they complete activities, which they can then use to decorate their avatar in our virtual mall.
Teachers who make the switch to Wowzers will continue to receive helpful reports about their students’ performance and progress. Easy-to-read at a glance and available in a variety of formats, Wowzers’ reports provide all the information teachers and administrators need to track their students. As one of our customers explains, “I love being able to customize the curriculum for every student or groups of students. Using the reports, I can see very specifically where a student is struggling, and from there I provide remediation or change the student’s pathway to close those gaps.”