Category:Special features of Think Math!
In order to be as clear to parents and as easy for new students as possible, Think Math! avoids using idiosyncratic formats and terms that would be unfamiliar to people not using this program. Even so, a very small number of representations that typically do not appear in other programs are so mathematically rich and powerful that we use them and give them their own names so that we can refer to them.
In order to be as teacher-friendly as possible, Think Math! does not force one style of pedagogy on all teachers. We believe that teaching in a way that is uncomfortable for the teacher puts the teacher at a disadvantage, and that hurts the students' experience as well. Even so, a small number of pedagogical techniques have proved to be so useful that they are included in the program.
Finally, some features, like attention to the development of mathematical language, are nearly universal, but Think Math! takes special pride in the research-based way it approaches these.
All of these special features are explained in the articles listed below.