Conceptua Math expands digital CCSS programs
Conceptua® Math, provider of visually-interactive math curriculum, today announced a major expansion to its Conceptua Fractions program. The newest version introduces a unique approach to teaching math – Keep the Teacher in the Equation™. Conceptua Fractions not only helps students master fractions, but it also integrates teacher supports like never before, so that every teacher is effective at teaching fractions.
Students build powerful understanding of challenging fraction topics because teachers have research-based instructional supports, in the form of Lesson Openers and Lesson Closers, to teach fractions well. These supports are part of 9 Big Ideas or units comprised of more than 140 carefully designed lesson sequences. Teachers begin each lesson sequence with a Lesson Opener, delivered on an interactive whiteboard or classroom display, to introduce concepts and facilitate ‘number talks’. Following the Lesson Opener, students work independently on computers with Guided Lessons. During the Guided Lessons, students manipulate multiple visual models to progress from concrete – to representational – to abstract as they deepen their personal understanding. Teachers end each lesson sequence with a Lesson Closer where they bring the whole class back together, around the whiteboard, for classroom dialogue and summarization. Embedded assessments, remediation lessons, and data reporting enable teachers and administrators to monitor student progress and differentiate instruction on a daily basis. This process equips all teachers with sound instructional practices that lead to student mastery.
“We at Conceptua Math understand that school technology must be integrated with classroom practice,” says Arjan Khalsa, CEO of Conceptua Math. “With this expansion of Conceptua Fractions, we fulfill a profound responsibility: to give teachers the support they need to be effective. Every teacher can develop a love and mastery of teaching math, and we have an important role in making that a reality.”
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