Teaching Tools for Summer Math Programs

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Summer math programs can pose a challenge for both teachers and students. With a fast-paced schedule and the need to cover multiple topics each day, it's essential to have the right tools to ensure student success. ASSISTments is here to support teachers in overcoming these challenges and making the most of their summer math programs. 

Quickly move through high volume content

One of the biggest challenges of teaching a summer math program is the high volume of content that needs to be covered in a short amount of time. ASSISTments can help by providing immediate and actionable data through the assignment report. This data allows teachers to quickly pinpoint areas where students need additional support without having to process a large volume of student work manually. Teachers can then leverage the content library to create custom problem sets tailored to the specific needs of their students, ensuring that each student gets the support they need to succeed.

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Identify learning gaps & drive instruction early in the semester

Another challenge of a math summer program is that students may enter the classroom at different levels of understanding. ASSISTments can help by allowing teachers to assign a custom assignment as a pre-assessment at the beginning of the summer. This assessment can help identify which standards need to be prioritized for each student, allowing teachers to drive instructional decisions that meet the needs of all students. Teachers can then create customized problem sets based on the ASSISTments data from the pre-assessment, ensuring that each student is challenged at the appropriate level.

Switch up your classroom routine to keep your students engaged all summer

Keeping students engaged during a shorter semester can be a challenge. ASSISTments can help by giving teachers the flexibility to switch up their classroom routine. Teachers can give students the opportunity to work independently or in groups on online assignments, allowing for a break from traditional classroom instruction. Additionally, teachers can leverage common wrong answers to spark class discussions that increase student understanding of key concepts and skills.

Swap scoring piles of paper assignments for immediate feedback

Scoring assignments in summer math programs can be time-consuming. ASSISTments can help by providing immediate feedback to students, allowing teachers to spend less time on scoring and more time on designing interventions that address student learning gaps. This immediate feedback not only saves time but also helps students stay engaged and aware of their learning progress throughout the summer.

Summer school presents unique challenges, but with the right tools and support, teachers can make the most of this time to help students succeed. ASSISTments is here to support teachers every step of the way, from quickly moving through high-volume content to identifying learning gaps and driving instruction. With ASSISTments, teachers can keep their students engaged, provide immediate feedback, and ensure that each student gets the support they need to succeed in summer school and beyond.

Create your forever free ASSISTments account to start planning your summer learning program here.

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