Math Navigator helps students develop the foundational knowledge, skills, and thought processes required to be successful in 2-9th-grade math and better prepared them for more advanced mathematics.
The course covers Common Core Competencies for grades 2 through 9th-grade math, including Algebra. Each competency has a full spectrum of learning activities, resources and assessments.
Learners can fill math gaps through their individual navigated learning journey and extend and apply their knowledge using offline tasks. It empowers students by helping them solidify math foundations & develop ownership of their learning. It allows for tailored implementation models based on student and teacher readiness and slowly transitions learning from teacher to student-directed. It also enhances the role of the teacher with real-time data and research-based learning tools to successfully differentiate their teaching and coaching.
Program Goals: Math Navigator can be used by learners to fill specific foundational gaps in math and to extend knowledge to ensure all learners are at or above grade level
Instructors have access to real-time data on individual learners and tools to support efficient and effective individualized instruction.
Administrators track learning in the moment to personalize interventions and to see patterns of success and struggle across classrooms, schools, and district 2nd-9th grade math topics, math learning techniques and ownership skills
The NLC is invested in making sure that teaching practices guide technology, and that student outcomes are at the heart of Navigator’s design. Our approach aligns with teacher needs and practices, putting instruction first and technology second. Check out these articles, which feature our partnerships to co-design edtech and highlights this approach.
--Laurie Ellis, math teacher at Leadership Public Schools
In 2011, 80% of 9th-grade students entered with math abilities ranging from 2nd-7th grade at Leadership Public Schools in California. To backfill missing skills, veteran math teacher Mike Fauteux designed a companion class to Algebra. Mike programmed a spreadsheet system to help students attain mastery on a continuum of math skills. The result was a powerful combination of direct instruction, self-paced resources, real-time assessments, and features to build a growth mindset and collaboration. Other teachers at Leadership Public Schools began using the pre-algebra approach with the same successful results, whether they were veteran teachers or first-year interns.
Students in the Math Navigate program at Leadership Public Schools gain an average of 2.8 math grade levels per year, as measured by the NWEA MAP.
At LPS, teachers had more time for targeted support, assessment, and preparation. Students’ understanding soared, they took meaningful ownership of their learning, and they were on track to move from elementary proficiency to college readiness by graduation.