Research shows that students learn best when...
- • they can connect new learning to prior knowledge (Vygotsky’s zone of proximal knowledge) and
• new learning is presented in a combination of
direct instruction that invites discussion,
timely corrective feedback, and
ongoing independent practice at frequent intervals. (Lynn Fuchs et al.)
MathCoach modules are built on CCSS Learning Progressions across grade levels to help students see how concepts and skills build on one another.
- Repeatable direct instruction presents key ideas with visual models, verbal cues, and kinesthetic modeling.
- Guided practice incorporates corrective feedback at point of use.
- Scaffolded independent practice builds on solid foundations to develop fluency over time.