Wowzers Embeds the Five Standards of Math Proficiency into the Wowzers Online Math Program
The Wowzers program uniquely and effectively winds the Five Strands of Math Proficiency into our engaging online and offline program. These five strands outline steps for cultivating mathematical aptitude in our students, and function as a model for teaching math. These strands are widely adopted across the United States within our core-driven educational plan.1. Productive Disposition is the ability for students to see and understand that math has a purpose and is worthwhile. In Wowzers, the online story-driven instruction includes examples of characters in many different careers. This component demonstrates that there is a purpose for learning the math skills to solve problems. The offline portion of Wowzers includes problem-solving “Performance Tasks” that allow students to make further sense of the content through reasoning, discussion, and collaboration.
2. Procedural Fluency addresses the need for students to acquire basic skills and develop fluency with those skills. Throughout the Wowzers program, skills are taught and students develop fluency through the adaptive lessons, practices, games, quests, and assessments. Each activity measures and reports the students’ progress towards mastery of individual standards and skills.
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