Student engagement is one of the most common challenges faced by teachers who are currently implementing hybrid or remote learning models. Between technology challenges, video conferencing fatigue and the regular distractions of working from home, it can be difficult for both teachers and students to concentrate and engage.
As students reach higher levels of math, incoming skill gaps can be particularly challenging since they have compounded over so many years. It can often be difficult to figure out where to begin when the dual tasks of closing skill gaps and teaching new material are on the to-do list.
This article includes common skill gaps that we recommend reviewing with students during the beginning of the school year. The recommended skills shared come out of data collected from Knowre Math’s Ready? Check. Go! diagnostic. This diagnostic is designed to identify skills gaps by giving students a chance to engage with key topics from their prior math course (ie. 6th graders take a Ready! Check. Go! focused on 5th grade math skills).
At the beginning of any new school year there is the expectation that many students will have experienced some learning loss since they were not actively engaging with math learning and practice during the summer break.
As the school year gets underway across the county many school districts are continuing with remote learning. These tips are targeted towards remote implementation, but will continue to be useful if you transition into a hybrid or in-person model in the coming months.
When using Knowre Math in a hybrid learning environment students should use the program when they are working separately from their teacher. During times when students and teachers are together, we recommend using the data provided on the Teacher Dashboard to drive work with individual students or the whole class.
We are excited to announce these updates and enhancements that are coming to your Knowre Math experience for the 2020-2021 school year. These developments are the direct result of administrator, teacher and student feedback and questions. We are excited that they are nearly in your hands.
Summer assignments this year are much different than years past.
With many summer programs and local recreational options being cancelled in their physical forms due to COVID-19, students will have more unstructured time on their hands. There is also the pressure of needing to help students not fall further behind, to cover missed standards, and to give all teachers and learners time to recharge.
We are excited to announce that we have been named a Finalist for the SIAA 2020 CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12 & Higher Education.
We are excited to announce that we have won the 2020 EdTech Digest EdTech Cool Tool Award for best "Math Solution."
According to Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest:
This year has been different, to say the least. However, despite formidable challenges brought about by world events—including locked-down cities, standstill travel, and closed offices, businesses and schools—we endure.