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Each student in Sharonda Wilson’s sixth grade math class is at a different level. She says that's only natural, and that's where "Smartmath" comes in handy.

"It’s not like it goes straight into algebraic or geometric concepts. It starts them at basic math skills, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing one-digit whole numbers."

The brand-new, Internet based program caters to students individually and consists of sessions at a speed that is right for each child.

"Although Smartmath offers more individualized attention, it doesn't take the place of a live teacher. Students' progress is monitored by the program, which alerts the teacher if they're having trouble with a certain problem."

"If you can't get it on the computer, Miss Wilson will take time out and help you."

Parents can also easily monitor their child's progress from home since the program is Internet-based.

Teachers say Smartmath makes children feel independent and proud of their accomplishments, but human help is never too far away.