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Responding to the "COVID Slide," Mathnasium Launches Jumpstart Program
Jun 30, 2020
Specialized learning plans target math concepts missed during school shutdowns
Mathnasium of Montgomeryville — committed to changing lives through math — is launching the Mathnasium Jumpstart Program to address the loss of math skills and comprehension that resulted when schools were closed for the final 10-12 weeks of the academic year. The learning loss students experienced, dubbed the "COVID slide" by academic experts, further compounds the loss typically associated with the "summer slide."
Recent research by the NWEA stated that math was the academic subject hardest hit by the school shutdowns. The organization projected that some students could lose up to a full year of math comprehension if learning deficits are not addressed through additional instruction. Because math knowledge is cumulative, concepts missed now could take years to make up, jeopardizing future math learning.
"Mathnasium's thorough evaluation of standards and curriculum frameworks resulted in a series of strategic assessments that pinpoint learning gaps students have developed over the past few months," said Associate Vice President of Education and Training John Bianchette. "The combination of our customized learning plans and instructional methodology address those gaps and reverses the COVID slide."
The Kickstart Program runs through Algebra 1. Students can learn from anywhere: in person at local learning centers, or live online with Mathnasium@home.
Mathnasium builds a student's foundation and future ability to be successful in mathematics. Studies show that students who attend Mathnasium regularly boost their grades and scores, learn critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and gain self-confidence. To see independent research on Mathnasium's effectiveness, see www.mathnasium.com/our-results.
More About Mathnasium of Montgomeryville
Mathnasium of Montgomeryville, located near Five Points Intersection, teaches math in a way that makes sense for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Customized learning plans produce results for students seeking math enrichment, tutoring assistance to catch up, math homework help, and test prep for the SAT and ACT.
The Mathnasium curriculum and the Mathnasium Method combine to benefit students at all levels of their math education. The development of number sense leads to a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts, improved performance, and greater confidence. This growth aids students in their classroom work, standardized tests, future education, and career plans.