Walk to Math
Our schedule is set to simultaneously have math class first period in the whole school, allowing students to attend the math class at their instructional level. A few students from each class “walk” up to the next level math class to meet their individual needs and provide an appropriate academic challenge. Using Saxon math, teachers assess students every five lessons, but only on concepts that have been practiced for at least ten days. As a spiraling curriculum, concepts are gradually built upon and frequently reviewed to not forget them.
Built on a Learning Curve Proven to Raise Achievement
While other math curricula ask students to progress from simple to complex concepts in just a few weeks, Saxon Math scaffolds instruction of each concept and continues to review information introduced earlier. This allows students the time and practice to retain math concepts to the level of mastery.
An incremental approach gives students the time to understand and practice a small concept before adding the next step.
Distributing skills across the year ensures that students have time to practice and master a concept.
Cumulative practice and assessments cover ideas from earlier lessons to ensure students retain and make connections between concepts.
Frequent, cumulative assessments ensure students stay on track.
- Summative assessments, including Power Up, Cumulative, Benchmark, and End-of-Year tests, allow teachers to monitor progress continuously.
- Formative assessments conducted through daily instruction, lesson practice, and written practice provide immediate intervention and enrichment.
- The Guide to Differentiated Instruction supports teachers with planning resources focused on meeting different learners’ needs.