Foundational content acts as targeted intervention content that can be initiated at the moment it's needed. The goal of foundational content is to provide targeted support that help students strengthen their understanding and get back to grade-level content as soon as possible. Teachers whose school has purchased a Zearn Math School Account can access Foundational Lesson Guidance from the Mission Page of a Zearn teacher account.
Students can engage with foundational content in two ways:
Using the My Stuff Math Library
Teachers can direct students to complete foundational content in the My Stuff Math Library. The My Stuff Math Library is a content bank that includes guided and independent practice activities for every topic of K–5 math. After students complete foundational content in My Stuff, they can return to the Student Feed to complete grade-level content. Teachers have visibility into My Stuff content completed in the Student Report.
Assigning Foundational Content
Teachers can also re-assign foundational lessons to students who need a deeper intervention. In addition to guided and independent practice, this option provides students with additional adaptive and lesson-aligned fluency work to build automaticity and strengthen number sense. Teachers should monitor the Student Report to assess the intervention and diagnose when students should return to grade-level learning.
To further support students with foundational content, teachers can review earlier concepts through Curriculum Study Professional Development. From a PD-enabled Zearn Math School Account, teachers can access an overview of the content to review the visual representations and strategies students may use to understand the big idea of the unit.