1st-5th Grade Independent Digital Lessons
Each 1st-5th grade Independent Digital Lesson consists of an Adaptive Fluency, a Lesson-Aligned fluency, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, and a Paper Exit Ticket. Students work through the Independent Digital Lesson at their own pace and is always assigned to one of these activities in their Student Feed. Students can only access the next digital activity in the sequence once they complete their currently assigned activity.
As students work through each component of their Digital Lesson, progress is automatically saved:
- Adaptive Fluency: Once a student completes their Number Gym activity, they automatically progress to Lesson-Aligned Fluency. The Lesson-Aligned Fluency will appear as a card in their Student Feed.
- Lesson-Aligned Fluency: Once a student completes their Lesson-Aligned Fluency activities for a particular Digital Lesson, they automatically progress to Guided Practice. This appears as a card in their Student Feed.
- Guided Practice: As students complete problems in the Guided Practice in a Digital Lesson, Zearn saves progress for several days. When students return to a video Guided Practice, they will be prompted to start the video after the last checkpoint they completed. When students return to a Learning Lab, they will begin where they left off in the Warm Up, Dive in, or Wrap up. The reason we only save progress for several days is that we have found that students who return to Guided Practice after a week or more need the refresher of starting again to learn the concept; these students will log in and be placed at the beginning of the Guided Practice.
- Independent Practice: As students work through the Tower of Power, their progress is saved. If a student is struggling in the Tower of Power, they receive remediation support in the form of a Boost. The Boost breaks down the question into smaller steps with a more supportive manipulative. Once students complete the Boost, they need to demonstrate understanding on a new problem before they advance. This can sometimes be perceived as starting over by students.
After a student successfully completes the Tower, the student earns a Badge marking its completion which will always be visible within the student’s My Stuff. The student is then automatically moved onto the next lesson in our curriculum and will be assigned to the appropriate Number Gym activity.
Outside of the assigned Digital Lesson in the Student Feed, students can review earlier Digital Lessons in the My Stuff section. Students cannot move on to future Independent Digital Lessons through My Stuff.
Kindergarten Digital Activities
Digital Activities for kindergarteners are short, engaging activities designed to build number sense. Students develop number sense through an intentional progression of activities, starting with Numbers to 5, building to Numbers to 10, Numbers to 15, and Numbers to 20. Each activity takes kindergarten students about five to ten minutes. Students should complete four activities each week. Students advance through activities at their own pace and have opportunities to revisit activities throughout the year for additional practice. In all Kindergarten Digital Activities, students receive audio support. Kindergarten Zearn Math Digital Activities do not include pencil and paper notes.