How is Math Solutions uniquely qualified to raise student achievement in math?
Math Solutions is the foremost authority on transforming instruction and driving student achievement in mathematics. With 25 years of leadership working with thousands of school districts nationwide, our expert educational consultants create solutions for accelerated, sustainable improvement in teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.
Math Solutions will:
- assess district needs;
- develop collaborative customized plans to address those needs;
- grow the capacity of administrators to lead and teachers to teach;
- implement mathematics school improvement plans; and
- provide data-driven analysis for accountability reporting.
According to a news release from Johns Hopkins University, the most important factor for improving students’ math skills is teacher professional development, not new textbooks or technology.
–See "Professional Development Key to Improving Math Achievement," 2008
Professional Development from Math SolutionsMath Solutions research-based professional development services provide teachers and coaches with the skills to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in their classrooms. In all courses, participants:
- strengthen mathematics content knowledge;
- gain insight into how children learn mathematics;
- acquire the skills to implement instructional strategies that promote thinking, reasoning, and making sense of mathematics; and
- learn techniques for ensuring the wide range of learners in their classrooms develop an understanding of mathematics.
For school and district leaders, math coaches, and instructional specialists, Math Solutions courses offer background information and strategies they can use to lead and support teachers in refining and strengthening math instruction.
Math Solutions courses specifically incorporate a school’s or district’s standards. In general, these are consistent with the content and process standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics:1
- Number and operations
- Data analysis and probability
- Problem solving
- Reasoning and proof
The array of courses available from Math Solutions can be used with your existing curriculum and aligned with your state standards. Math Solutions can also help you create a comprehensive, sustained, intensive, content-focused professional development program. All Math Solutions programs are tailored to your goals, your standards, your curriculum, and your schedule.
In addition to partnering with school districts to effect change, Math Solutions collaborates with Scholastic and Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy to transform instruction and increase student achievement.
1 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (Reston, VA: NCTM, 2000).
We’re here to help.Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about funding sources available to you to support your professional development goals.
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