How I Use It
Math Nation is the main curriculum for my middle school math classes. It is a curriculum that has something to offer all types of math learners and all skill levels. My favorite part of MN is the videos attached to all problems. If we are remote, the teaching is still available, if we are in school and I am able to teach and students that need more explanation or one on one reteaching have that opportunity with the videos. Parents also have access to the full curriculum.
This is by far the best math curriculum I have used in the 25 years I've been teaching. It is organized, easy to set up as the teacher, there is more than enough material to choose from, many extra resources for students to draw understanding from, assessment tools for teachers to monitor and gauge a student's understanding, an online, easy to use textbook, and finally a workbook for students to see the progression of their learning and hard work. 6th-grade students coming into middle school struggle for a short time to grasp the concept of taking responsibility for their own learning. however, once they begin experiencing the success of discovering the answers on their own with guidance from me, they begin working with a routine and taking ownership of their learning. As soon as this transition takes place, you can't help but see the growth throughout the year and in my case, into the next year. The students are not just learning facts and surface math, but a deeper understanding of the material and how to use these revelations in real-world scenarios presented to the students in the curriculum.