How it used to look
Homework help unless they needed ACT prep or had been with us previously so were used to binders. Assess only when the student had extra time.
How we’re going to switch it up
Assessing every student to give them a curriculum that best matches their academic needs. Focusing on half an hour of PKs/WoB for Alg I and Geometry/Alg II and above in addition to any school work
Why are we making this change?
In the long term there is no doubt that consistent work in number sense helps boost understanding and enjoyment of Math, in addition to raising standardized testing scores. We would like to transition back to long term planning and focus less on short term solutions of day by day homework help.
Why do students need to take assessments?
The goal is to find areas of weakness in high school students, so that when we are working with them, we know the best way to approach how and what to teach them.
What does that mean for your student?
We still will have time set aside for homework help or study time for exams, but your student can expect to spend time in supplementary worksheets that help solidify fundamentals as well as mirror what they’re working on in class.
What does this look like on a daily basis?
When any student comes into Mathnasium we expect them to grab their binder and find a place to sit. An instructor will be with them shortly to help them get started. After half an hour high school students can switch over to their school work and can receive help on that. If they need to go before their work is done and would like more time they may come online for additional homework or study help.