Product Review of STEMscopes Math
How many times have teachers heard students ask, “Why do I have to learn this?” or “When will I ever use this outside of school?” STEMscopes Math disrupts the traditional model of teaching math by empowering teachers with hands-on lessons that motivate students to explore and make sense of math. By creating real-world contexts and supporting 21st century learning, STEMscopes Math helps students develop the skills and confidence to successfully solve math problems, instead of just trying to get the “right answer.”
STEMscopes Math is a core mathematics program for grades K-5. It combines digital and print components to provide everything teachers need to create meaningful math learning experiences for students. Every lesson is built from the ground up and the curriculum is available in English and Spanish. In addition, hands-on kits make workstations easy to set up and learning experiences more equitable.
To combat COVID-19’s disruptions to education, teachers can use the program’s benchmark assessments and scaffolded lessons to diagnose and address interrupted learning or gaps. Within STEMscopes Math, students receive a Quantile measure from each assessment, describing which mathematical skills and concepts they are ready to learn. Having a common scale to measure students’ math skills, as well as math content, provides a critical link for supporting personalized learning.