Whether we like it or not, more things are turning virtual. People are working remotely, shopping online and even hanging out with friends using VR headsets. Home-based learning became the norm for a lot of students in 2020 and now that in-person learning is back, we want to talk about the ways that students actually benefited from learning remotely and how online classes are a great way to help students achieve a deeper understanding of their lessons in the traditional classroom.
Here are just some of the benefits of online learning with Spark Math that help students get better results and a head start in math:
1) Students get more attention
Small class sizes are a topic parents always hear about when it comes to education. With fewer students, each student gets more personal attention, and the teacher can dedicate more time to making sure each student truly understands the lesson. With Spark Math, our online math classes are always under 8 students. Our experienced teachers work directly with students in these small classes to ensure that students not only get the attention they need to succeed but also customise certain aspects of the lesson to meet each and every child’s learning needs.
2) So many different ways to learn
Every child learns differently, and with Spark Math’s online math classes, there are tons of different ways to help students learn. For many children, learning is fun when it’s interactive. With Spark Math, students not only get a real teacher to interact with but also learn by participating in engaging games and activities on their computers or tablet. Making learning fun keeps a child’s attention during their online class, and gives them the drive to keep using the skills they’ve learned without it feeling like a chore.
Other than games, our programme also features high-quality animation designed in-house to facilitate learning. Your child can look forward to learning with memorable characters who reinforce the math skills taught in class. It’s simple math, really: The more ways to learn, the better the chance a child finds what works for them.
3) Support with what students are already learning in school
Yes, Spark Math classes are aligned with the MOE curriculum. What does that mean? Spark Math makes sure that what we teach in our online classes matches up with what children are learning in school, to really reinforce key math concepts. Thanks to more personalised teacher attention at Spark Math, students not only get to achieve a deeper understanding of what they will learn in the school curriculum, they also get a head start on upcoming concepts.
Getting ahead on concepts in math class is great for many students. Why? In one word, confidence. Math anxiety is real — students can feel nervous about answering questions about a new math skill even if they understand it because they aren’t confident in their ability when it comes to what they just learned. With the guidance and live feedback, students receive from our teachers in class, students will achieve true math mastery — which in turn, will help them excel in person at school.
Plus, your child can also familiarise themselves with home-based learning (HBL) and online technology. HBL is becoming an increasingly important aspect in schools as well, and it is set to become a regular part of learning in schools by 2022. By attending Spark Math on our online learning platform, your child can develop to become a self-directed and independent learner who is able to make use of HBL to complement their learning.
4) Support from the beginning to help in the long run
A research study conducted at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences determined that math skills at an early age are a better indicator of success for a child than reading skills. The ability to understand and problem-solve using math is a life skill that parents want to start developing at an early age, to make it a natural and fun part of daily life. Spark Math classes begin with kindergarten and go through primary four. The basics of math and critical-thinking skills are reinforced through interactive activities, games and engaging classes, ensuring that children have more time to understand and get more individual attention. Most importantly, this gives them the confidence for school — and in the long run, life.
Spark Math online classes are designed for K2 to P4 students. Students can look forward to animated explanations and highly interactive lessons that help them to master math heuristics. Sign up for a FREE trial class to experience Spark Math today!