News from Mathnasium of Green Bay
Mar 30, 2020
Following is a Q&A collection for parents and guardians that explains details on Mathnasium @Home instruction, the virtual platform for learning Math in a way that makes sense to students.
What is Mathnasium @Home?
Mathnasium @Home is a tutoring tool that gives us the power to provide real-time, face-to-face Math instruction with students via a virtual collaboration platform. The Learning Experience is strikingly similar to how they would study normally at our Center.
You can see an example of how Mathnasium @Home works at this LINK.
How do I launch Mathnasium @Home for the Green Bay Platform?
Our enrolled students can enter into the classroom at the time of their appointment by following this LINK. Please save this URL in your favorites for future sessions. Please note, the online classroom is only open during instruction hours.
What systems are supported for Mathnasium @Home?
Any laptop or desktop with Windows or Mac operating systems with internet access can be used. Ipads will work if you download teh Zoom app; check with us if you would like for us to test your equipment with you.
What browsers can be used for Mathnasium @Home?
We use Zoom meetings and Kami Whiteboard App which will work with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do we need any other equipment?
Not mandatory, but we may recommend the following for an enhanced online learning experience for your child
- Headset and Webcam - In order to reduce distraction, we recommend students using any basic headphones with a microphone. Webcam, if not built-in, is recommended. These will help them to interact with instructors in a holistic manner while working on their math Learning Plan and homework.
- Digital Draw Board or Optical Pen Mouse - Students may use touchscreens, standard mouses, or their keyboards for showing their work, however, some students may prefer using a WACOM board or Optical Pen Mouse to have an experience closer to writing on paper.
Do students work on the same curriculum in Mathnasium @Home as we do at our center?
Yes, students will work on the same prescriptive (PKs), Workout Books and Focus-ons from the comfort of home. They will work with instructors in real-time in the same way they work at our center.
How will students get help with Homework and Test Preparations?
As part of the onboarding, we will provide you a link to a shared Google Drive folder. Your students can upload their homework (scanned, PDF, picture, etc.) to that folder prior to the session. Additionally, you can take a picture of the homework and email it to the Center at email@example.com. Please send it ahead of time to make the best use of your session. Our instructors will bring it to the screen and work on it together, similar to how they would at our center.
How will students get the instructor's attention while working via Mathnasium @Home?
The instructor will be working with only a few students during the session, just like in the center. We will go over how to "raise your hand" during onboarding..
How do we schedule Mathnasium@Home?
Sessions for enrolled Mathnasium of Green Bay students can be scheduled HERE.
Should we be slightly more patient, as this instruction approach is rolled out and everyone gets acclimatized?
Absolutely, YES! (And we are completely sure you will!) Please be aware that this system has been tested by over the last three years with thousands of students, and we've had an accelerated rollout. This is a bit of a learning experience for all of us, and we MAY have some small bumps along the road, but I am very confident that with your active support, we will deliver the same amazing Mathnasium experience to your home, as well as back at the center.