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New on Knowre Math (November 2020)

Posted by Bara Levitt on 11/2/20 8:43 AM

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Teacher feedback drives Knowre Math program development. These new updates reflect requests we’ve received from teachers regarding the need for additional insight into student performance on assignments. It is our goal to continuously improve the program to better meet the needs of you and your students so please don’t hesitate to send feedback our way. 

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Topics: Data, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools

Strategies for Building Student Engagement on Knowre Math During Hybrid or Remote Learning

Posted by Bara Levitt on 10/27/20 9:57 AM

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.

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Topics: Data, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools

Common Incoming Skills Gaps for Students in Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2

Posted by Bara Levitt on 10/13/20 1:36 PM

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. 

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Topics: Back to School, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction

Common Incoming Skills Gaps for Students in Grades 6 through Grade 8

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/30/20 3:09 PM

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). 

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Topics: Back to School, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction

Common Incoming Skills Gaps for Students in Grades 2 through Grade 5

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/30/20 3:03 PM

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.

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Topics: Back to School, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction, Schools

6 Tips for using Knowre Math for Remote Learning

Posted by Bara Levitt on 9/1/20 8:30 AM

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. 

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Topics: Back to School, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Schools

Best Practices for using Knowre Math within Hybrid Learning Models

Posted by Bara Levitt on 8/31/20 1:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Back to School, Education Technology, Student Success, Math Instruction, Schools

Knowre Math Over the Summer

Posted by Bara Levitt on 6/12/20 2:48 PM

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. 

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Topics: Summer Math, Classroom, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

Teacher Dashboard Insights: Specific, Actionable and Time Bound Data

Posted by Bara Levitt on 4/14/20 6:58 PM

Time is precious, and as educators know, there are only so many minutes of instructional and practice time on any given school day.

The new Knowre Math Insights page, which is found on the Teacher Dashboard, provides specific, actionable, and time bound information to help you focus and drive student learning during those precious minutes.

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Topics: Knowre News, Personalization and Differentiation, Data, Math Instruction

Supporting Asynchronous / Distance / Independent Learning

Posted by David Joo on 3/31/20 12:49 PM

In the immense plethora of emotions and things to deal with during this time, we at Knowre want to help where we can.  

Personalized learning (however you may define it) is a fundamental tenet of what we strive to accomplish through Knowre Math. Our goal is to mirror the one-on-one interaction between a student and a teacher as much as possible. 

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Topics: Personalization and Differentiation, Students, Classroom, Data, Education Technology, Formative Assessment, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools