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In our last blog post we spoke about the dreaded ‘COVID Slide’. Teachers, along with parents, are worried that students are falling behind. The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a nonprofit assessment provider, predicts school closures will cause some students to be as much as a year behind in math when school restarts in the fall, with elementary school students at the greatest risk.
Examining the NWEA’s research, The New York Times called the COVID slide “catastrophic,” saying it could sidetrack a generation. Under COVID-19 lockdowns, student learning is taking a beating in all academic subjects, but math is hit hardest. Most children have gaps in their math foundation even during the best of times; trying to learn math online with a classroom of other students is an almost insurmountable challenge. Parents may try to help, but the vast majority feel poorly equipped to help their child with their math studies. The most effective way to remediate these learning gaps is with real-time, face-to-face instruction.
Mathnasium was designed to do exactly that. With Mathnasium and Mathnasium@home students can begin to make up lost ground, avoid the learning loss that typically comes with summer break, and get ahead for the next academic year. The sooner gaps in math knowledge are addressed, the less time it takes to remedy them. With our help, your student will reverse the COVID slide and stay strong in math.