Excel
Math is a proven mathematics curriculum for Kindergarten through Sixth grade
students.
Used in classrooms for more than 35 years, Excel Math curriculum carefully presents math in a spiraling fashion. Students learn and review different concepts throughout the year while developing a solid foundation of math skills.
Excel
Math works in the real world. It was developed
by reviewing math curricula, observing classroom teachers, collecting suggestions from teachers, and considering requirements from all states. The program was conceived and developed by one author, preventing fragmentation seen in other products. It enhances existing skills, and gives students
distributed practice and spaced repetition of each concept. Excel Math students develop a strong foundation
in math!
Primary
Objectives of Excel
Math
Develop
Higher-Order Thinking Skills: The
students work with a variety of concepts each day. They tackle a variety
of word problems. They learn to evaluate and solve problems,
rather than perform algorithms by rote.
Build
Proficiency:
Excel
Math introduces new concepts while reviewing previously-taught
concepts. It gives students opportunity to master the old, while being
challenged with the new.
Produce
Confidence: Students receive immediate feedback
on their progress through Excel Math’s unique CheckAnswer system.
Benefits
of Excel Math
Integrates
Lessons:
Excel Math smoothly moves from one lesson to the next, gradually building on existing layers. This approach helps students see that math concepts are related
and progressive.
Balances
New and Review:
Each
Lesson Sheet is made up of a variety of problems that incorporate
review as well as introduction
of new skills. Students are continuously challenged with new
material, yet given the chance to continue mastering previous
concepts.
Excel Math lessons are much more than just worksheets. Using strategically placed spaced repetition, Excel Math gives you a proven approach to teach math concepts for long-term retention. Excel Math gives you powerful features
and advantages, including our unique Spiraling Strategy:
Enhances
Student / Teacher Interaction:
There is more time to do math because no time is spent
copying from a book. This gives the teacher
time to interact with and assist students who are doing Guided Practice.
Encourages
Self-correction:
Grades 2-6 use our CheckAnswer
system that allows students to check their own work. They add the answers
for a set of problems (A-C) and compare that sum with the CheckAnswer (D).
If there's a mismatch, students know at least one
answer is incorrect, and can re-check their own
work. This is the best kind of feedback.
Provides
Regular Assessment:
Homework is available on 4 out of 5 lessons (grades 2-6). Students
are frequently assessed on how they are doing.
Reduces Ability Grouping: Excel Math's gradual spiraling mix of concepts means
students do not need to be divided into groups by ability levels.
This makes record keeping easier and reduces issues associated with grouping based on ability and/or achievement
levels.
Requires
Minimal In-Service:
All
materials (lessons, homework, tests, manipulative suggestions, glossary) are provided.
Lesson plans are simple, non-scripted and give the teacher several ways to present the material. View Samples of Excel Math.
Improves
Test Scores:
Schools
across the country report consistently improved
test scores when they use Excel Math.
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