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LearnBop & Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Alignment

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Aug 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Recently, we got asked a question on our Facebook page:

 

"My school doesn't follow the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Can I use LearnBop?" 

 

When we're chatting with parents, teachers and math administrators, this question often comes up.

It's a great question, one we've given a lot of thought to as we developed our interactive learning system. Though LearnBop is fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), adoption of the Common Core is not essential for the use of LearnBop. Our number one priority is closing the math achievement gap by providing a quality program that supports students in learning mathematics. Our program is informed by the CCSSM along with relevant research about problem solving and how students learn best. 

While we do believe that the CCSSM provides key guidelines for quality math instruction and learning, we have a larger mission than Common Core adoption. LearnBop's interactive system, which simulates the one-on-one experience a student might have with a tutor, is designed to meet every single student where he or she is in the learning process.

We've harnessed the expertise of some of the best math teachers in the U.S. to develop our automated tutorials specifically aligned to the Common Core content and practice standards.  The step-by-step guide that simulates working with a one-on-one tutor conveys perseverance in problem solving and productive struggle. The visuals, hints, and videos support students in learning math concepts and skills they are struggling with to become successful problem solvers throughout their lifetimes.

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