This week LearnBop was surrounded by Algebra teachers. And we loved loving it. If you’re not familiar with NCTM – well, then what mathematical rock are you living under? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics wants a world “where everyone is enthused about mathematics, sees the value and beauty of mathematics, and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.” We can get behind that.
This summer, we launched our first pilot program in Cambridge, working with an amazing principaland teacher. It was an incredible experience. When we went on site, one of the students said: “LearnBop is like “having a teacher right next to me."
Not everyone agrees that Algebra is necessary. But we prefer to live in a society where people understand variables. Why? Because change is the only thing that is certain, and if people are not equipped to think about variables in their future, they probably won't be able to prepare for them.
Still, we love Algebra. It’s the foundation of advanced math and science subjects. Better still, students who pass Algebra are twice as likely to graduate high school. Every year, thousands of students attend summer school with the hopes of catching up with the rest of their peers. That’s why LearnBop went to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference. There’re some hardworking, smart people here – and we wanted to meet them.