A successful mathematics curriculum is delivered using diagnostic assessments to help define a student’s zone of proximal development, so that personalized, adaptive instruction can help the student become a successful learner. Effective math assessment solutions and reform efforts begin with a plan centered around the student. Before students begin grade-level instruction, assessments should diagnose learning gaps. As math instruction progresses, formative assessments help educators refine instruction to give students the best chance at being successful. Using education technology, or edtech, students can utilize personalized learning, automatic scaffolding of core lessons, growth measurement, and accountability whether they are in a classroom or at home with virtual learning.

On this page, Let’s Go Learn and its partners provide a library of blog articles to offer mathematics assessment and instruction strategies and best practices for everyone from professional educators and teachers, to tutors and homeschool parents. We welcome your comments.

What is differentiated instruction?

What is differentiated instruction? Differentiated instruction is a teaching strategy which uses different teaching methods for each student, depending on their needs and interests. It can be used with any subject. Differentiated instruction has been around for decades, but its effectiveness has proven elusive to quantify. The promise is sound, but like any

Education in the Metaverse

The bane of many parents' existence is digital gaming, which seduces and captivates children when they should be working on their homework instead. The online games market alone is expect to reach $275 billion by 2026 according to EMR. But market researchers are forecasting an even bigger market for online learning, based partly on

Dyscalculia Intervention: Definition and Treatment for Students Who Struggle with Math

Introduction Do you have students who do well in most content areas but struggle to learn arithmetic operations and their representative signs? Or perhaps they have difficulty matching a number to the word that represents the number. Your students may have dyscalculia, a learning difference that impacts a learner’s basic math skills and

By |2022-06-08T19:39:41+00:00November 4th, 2021|Math Assessment, Math Curriculum, Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Tips for a Successful Summer School Program

Virtually all schools today are considering summer school options, in particular to help compensate for the learning loss and lack of social engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have already committed to a program, and hope that vaccination rates will allow significantly more in-person interaction this summer. Here, the Let's Go Learn CSS (Customer

By |2022-06-08T19:55:02+00:00April 20th, 2021|Math Curriculum, Reading Curriculum|0 Comments

How to Quickly Close the Math Gap: Ideas for Summer School and Quick Intervention

Let’s face it: we know that our students’ education suffered this past year due to school closures, experimental hybrid models, little to no peer interaction, and insufficient time for gap filling and remediation.  But did you know that math is usually the subject that suffers the most each year, and all the more so

The Crucial Elements of Faithful Data

Did you know, in 2008 researchers estimated that the number of data bits surpassed the estimated number of stars in the universe? Since that finding, data has grown by a factor of 10 every five years. With greater amounts of raw data, educators have the opportunity to improve their use of data in their RtI/MTSS implementations

How to Solve for Learning Loss — What Does the Evidence Say?

You don’t need to consult the myriad statistical reports during COVID-19 to know that most students have suffered a learning loss. And students who entered the pandemic below grade level have of course suffered most. How can teachers and learners recover? First, let’s look at the phrase itself. In a recent article in Ed

12 Ways to Avoid Holiday Learning Loss

With chestnuts roasting on the fire, and the eyes of tiny tots all aglow, the winter holidays bring a much needed respite from the rigors of school, especially in 2020. But according to the US Department of Education, the holiday break can also result in the “opportunity for significant learning loss.” Learning loss is

By |2020-12-23T23:38:15+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Math Assessment, Math Curriculum|0 Comments

Finding Help With IEPs This Fall

While many students navigate their schools’ online learning environments without difficulty, students who receive special education may find the task daunting. Some special needs students have trouble logging into online learning programs, finding their teacher's face on the screen, knowing when to speak and when to listen, or sitting in front of a computer

By |2020-10-19T23:56:44+00:00October 14th, 2020|Math Assessment, Math Curriculum, Special Education|0 Comments

The Challenges of Virtual Learning

After speaking to many teachers it’s clear that teachers are trying to make virtual learning work, despite the tremendous challenges. In addition to the usual curriculum tweaks each year, teachers and administrators must contend with a variety of virtual learning challenges, including disparate parent expectations, enrollment challenges, educational equity for all students, internet access

By |2020-10-03T02:43:45+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Math Assessment, Math Curriculum|0 Comments
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