The Carnegie Learning Approach
You want the best for your child. You put everything you have into helping them grow and reach their potential every single day. You know how critical it is for them to build deep conceptual understanding of mathematics and develop 21st century skills for a successful future.
We do, too. We want students to learn math, not just memorize it. Not only is our instructional approach aligned with the most current math education standards, it's based on a scientific understanding of how people learn, and a real world understanding of how to apply that science to math learning as well as deeper learning skills like creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. It's not just smart, it's practical.
At Carnegie Learning, we deliver a different brand of blended learning: one that combines collaborative group learning with focused individual learning. This instructional approach is based on three simple, yet critical components:
The Texas Math Solution includes:
Collaborative Group Learning: A consumable textbook for each student to keep. There is space for writing, sketching, drawing, cutting, pasting, and constructing new mathematical ideas. Students may want to highlight key terms, take notes in the margins, or even doodle. They can make it their own! Throughout the lessons, students will build new knowledge based upon their prior knowledge. They will apply math to real-world situations so that they can see why it’s meaningful. In the classroom, students learn together in a collaborative classroom model where they can think critically, reason mathematically, and learn from each other.
Focused Individual Learning: We provide two offerings to support students as they engage with the mathematics individually: Skills Practice worksheets and the MATHia® Software. Available to licensed users, MATHia is a powerful 1-to-1 tutoring technology that is available 24/7 to help your student.
You may find this new instructional approach to be different from what you are used to, but it’s for all the good reasons described above. We know you want to help your child be successful in math class, and Carnegie Learning supports and encourages involvement in your child’s learning.
When assisting with homework, you can further support your student’s learning by asking questions about the work they do. Here are some helpful questions to ask:
- How does this problem look like something you did in class?
- Can you show me the strategy you used to solve this problem? Do you know another way to solve it?
- Does your answer make sense? Why?
- Is there anything you don’t understand? How can you use today’s lesson to help?
We’re excited to take this journey with you and your student.