Our Math Curriculum
Learning Today & SmartTutor’s math curriculum is designed to build skills while providing guided instruction using engaging themes and a problem solving approach. With over 1200 tutorials and activities, Learning Today’s Smart Tutor’s curriculum covers:
Number and Operations – Learn numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, number systems and operations.
Measurement Concepts – Learn measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, processes, techniques and tools of measurement.
Geometry Concepts – Learn to analyze characteristics and properties of geometric shapes and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Algebra – Learn to analyze characteristics and properties of geometric shapes and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.
Data Analysis & Probability – Students learn to collect, organize, display and analyze relevant data to answer formulated questions.
How we reach all students
We start off by evaluating each student’s strengths and weaknesses at the sub-skill level. Then an individualized lesson plan is automatically created and delivered to each individual student based on the assessment results in a fun, interactive and non-threatening environment.
Learning Today & SmartTutor’s placement assessment in math allows parents, guardians, tutors and/or teachers to evaluate what students know and do not know prior to beginning the Smart Tutor program.
Covers Key Math Skills
Our Math Assessment is a 30-40 minute web-based test that evaluates students’ skills in various domains, including number and operations, measurement and geometry. It was designed to assess what students do and do not know and then place them at the appropriate level of instruction in the Smart Tutor Math program.
“Learning Today has teachers eager and excited to be able to incorporate technology in their daily class activities. They feel this is an excellent tool that will assist LEP (Limited English Proficient) students in acquiring the English language as well as provide them with opportunities to become familiar with computers. ” – Miami-Dade County District Supervisor, Computer-Adaptive Testing
Our math assessment uses an adaptive algorithm that allows the program to efficiently assess students in a short period of time. In other words, when a student logs on, they are presented with an item that corresponds to their grade level. If they answer correctly, they may receive an item with a harder “difficulty value”; if they answer incorrectly, they will receive a question with a lower “difficulty value,” thus allowing students to be placed at a level of instruction that is either below, at or above their grade level.
Audio & Graphic Support
Learning Today & SmartTutor’s math assessment is presented in an attractive game-like interface. Many questions, especially at the lower levels, include audio and graphics. A calculator is not required to complete the test, but students are encouraged to use paper and pencil if necessary for ‘scratch work.’
Easy Implementation & Administration
Students can take the assessment by simply accessing the internet and using a set of headphones (if they are taking the assessment with or near other students). The program is able to bookmark where a student stops, allowing students to complete the test in one or several sittings, or in case they need a break or extra time, as with some exceptional students.
A “Fun” Environment
Students sometimes experience fatigue and loss of concentration during assessments.Quick interactive ‘breaks or interludes’ that include mini-games are interspersed throughout our Math assessment in order to help students stay motivated, focused and engaged through the end of the assessment.
Assessment reports are available immediately and can be used for both placement purposes and to determine areas of weakness. The reports allow you to see where students were placed in each sub-skill and whether they are above, at or below grade level.
Our individualized instructional model makes Learning Today & SmartTutor’s program a powerful and convenient way to provide students with the targeted help they need, including meeting the requirements of RTI programs.
Explicit Instructional Approach
Lessons follow an explicit instructional methodology of interactive tutorial, guided practice and timed and graded quizzes to enable subject mastery. Immediate corrective feedback and explanations support the learning and retention of new information.
Fun and interactive lessons
Our online learning system helps students build subject mastery and practice valuable 21st century skills in a fun, non-threatening learning environment. Our activities are designed to grab students’ attention and keep them motivated through the use of interactive games, fun characters and engaging themes.
Automatic, easy-to-use reports
Parents, Guardians, Tutors and/or Teachers can quickly conduct progress monitoring and make adjustments to support their student’s changing needs.
Convenient and Easy to Implement
There’s nothing to install or download. All that’s needed is a connection to the Internet!
Sample K- 5 Math Lessons
Visit our Sample K-5 Math lessons to view our Math Curriculum.
Free K-5 Math Lessons
Try these free K-5 Math Lessons with your students or at home.
Smart Tutor has been the recipient of many awards for our K-5 Math Curriculum. Visit our Awards page to read about these recognitions.