Zearn Math is designed so that all students work on grade-level content and learn content in two ways: Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Lessons. Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Lessons are designed to be parallel learning experiences where students deeply learn grade-level content and receive embedded remediation in areas they need support.
There is no diagnostic assessment for placement in the Independent Digital Lesson or Small Group Lesson sequence. We recommend all students begin on Mission 1 Lesson 1 of their grade-level and work at their own pace through the same scope and sequence.
While working through the scope and sequence, the Independent Digital Lessons adapt to meet the needs of students and address gaps in prior knowledge. Each student experiences Number Gym, which builds foundational number sense while addressing gaps in foundational math concepts. Each student also experiences embedded, personalized remediation paths in the Guided Practice and Tower of Power. Students progress through the content at their own pace, and students who are struggling with the new content or demonstrate gaps in prior knowledge receive additional remediation paths. We recommend that teachers use Teacher Reports to determine which students need additional support beyond the remediation paths, and can use optional problems in Small Group Lessons, mini-lessons on Flex Days, optional Problem Sets, or assignment of Foundational Missions to further differentiate.