We help schools design warm and supportive learning environments that enable schools to group and regroup students into learning stations that best support the Modalities they will engage in that day. These spaces also enable both teachers and students to collaborate with one another.

Modalities Support Student Learning

Traditional, teacher-led instruction is one way that students can learn, but it isn’t the only way. Students in Teach to One: Math explore the beauty and complexity of mathematics through nine different instructional approaches called Modalities. Each Modality is designed to target deeper levels of conceptual understanding of mathematical skills and help students develop lifelong habits of success.

Teacher-Delivered Modalities

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Live Investigation

Live Investigation often provides students with their first exposure to a new skill. Students build their knowledge through hands-on exploration of mathematical constructs in groups as small as six all the way up to the full class of 30 or more students.
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Tasks

Utilizing a project-based learning approach, Tasks require students to apply their knowledge to solve complex problems using real-world scenarios. Students work with the same teacher and group over seven non-consecutive sessions, culminating in a performance-based assessment.
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Math Advisory

Math Advisory comprises a series of sessions that enable the same group of students and teacher to work together over the course of a year to set goals, reflect on their learning, and practice habits of success. Math Advisory is also a key opportunity for teachers to build and maintain relationships with students.

Student Collaboration Modalities

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Small Group Collaboration

Students work in groups of up to six students on engaging mathematical problems, dilemmas, and modeling assignments. Small Group Collaboration helps students develop skills in collaboration, communication, independence, problem solving, and reasoning.
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Peer to Peer

A group activity where two or three students work on the same skill, independently solve a math problem, and then share their strategies and reasoning. Peer to Peer lessons help students develop problem-solving and mathematical communication skills.

Independent Modalities

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Virtual Instruction

Students work with selected software lessons to gain proficiency in procedural skill instruction.
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Virtual Reinforcement

Students have the opportunity to reinforce procedural fluency on skills for which they’ve already received an instructional lesson.
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Independent Practice

Printed materials and other instructional resources help reinforce skills first experienced as an instructional lesson.
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Independent Learning Projects

Students work on open-ended activities over an extended period of time that require them to creatively solve complex, real-world problems. These can often be accomplished outside of school time.

Reimagining Classroom Space

These environments also enable schools to group and regroup students into learning stations that best support the Modalities they will engage in that day. We help schools design warm and supportive learning environments that enable both teachers and students to collaborate with one another. 

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Open-Space Implementation

Partner schools typically prefer creating or utilizing a large, open learning environment to serve as the school’s Math Center. The open space enables students to readily transition into multi-use learning stations that support different Instructional Modalities. The open space also best enables teachers to collaborate with and learn from one another throughout the school day.
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Closed-Space Implementation

While open spaces are preferred, Teach to One: Math can still be implemented in schools with more traditional physical environments. In these schools, students transition in and out of a set of classrooms that are collectively designated as the Math Center.
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Space Design Support

Every school partner works with our design experts to create a Math Center that will support a variety of learning activities. Each Math Center’s physical layout is incorporated into the school’s daily scheduling process, ensuring that students are assigned to locations that best support the instruction they receive.

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