Ms. McLeod’s 1st 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th graders at The Freedom School have been very busy in Title I Math classes. Catapult has a newly published math program called Achieve Math. Achieve Math utilizes a lot of manipulatives and hands-activities to help reinforce the math skills taught. Students are learning math foundational reasoning,so that they understandthe basics of math and can apply that learning in a variety of ways. Achieve Math follows a predictable pattern daily. Each day starts off with a quickactivity that the students enjoy keepingpreviously learned skills sharp. Students are then presented with a ‘real-life’problem that they help the teacher to solve. Next, they complete a page with a partner. If successful, thestudents complete an Exit Ticket independently to show they understand the new skill. If the students struggle, there is a reteaching step if necessary. The students are enjoying this new program and work very hard at sharpening their skills daily.