Zearn Math is designed to allow teachers to reach each student, so all students can love learning math. Each day, students learn with Independent Digital Lessons that include embedded supports for all learners, including frequent check-ins to monitor understanding, problem solving paths that are supported visually and verbally by on-screen teachers, and personalized remediation paths with pictures and manipulatives that address misconceptions. Students are also supported with daily Small Group Lessons that create a lower risk instructional setting than whole-class instruction. In addition, there are classroom strategies that may need to be emphasized or modified to reach a range of learners and situations.
You can learn about the full set of accessibility features embedded in the Zearn student experience in our Zearn Accessibility Overview. Teachers should also ensure the following supports are in place to support ELL students:
Small Group Supports:
- Ensure all students have the opportunity to learn from peers’ reasoning, discuss their own reasoning aloud, and use concrete manipulatives to model and explain their thinking.
- Provide students with frequent checks for understanding.
- Ensure essential vocabulary is intentionally introduced, taught, and used.
- Ensure all language is neutral on cultural context with low levels of idiomatic jargon.
Independent Digital Lesson Supports:
- Support students in working at their own pace. Students should continue to work at their own pace even if they take longer to finish an Independent Digital Lesson than other students.
- Ensure students are familiar with the audio buttons that can read text aloud to students. Learn more about the audio supports available in Independent Digital Lessons.
- Ensure students are familiar with how to pause and rewind the video player.
- Ensure all students have access to concrete manipulatives.
Teachers can download our Small Group Materials from their Mission page, and can access the translated modules here.