The Zearn Math classroom model supports daily differentiation, engagement, and deep learning for all students. To account for the different needs of older students (first through fifth grade) compared to younger students (kindergarten), the Zearn curriculum and classroom model differentiates between them.
Classroom Model G1-G5
Zearn Math provides coherent and rigorous content delivered in a personalized rotational model. We recommend that each week is composed of four Core Days and one Flex Day so that teachers can focus on grade-level content and meet the needs of the range of students in their classrooms. Each day, teachers begin with Whole Group Activities. On Core Days, students then split into two groups and rotate between Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Instruction. On Flex Days, teachers vary stations to deeply personalize students’ learning, informed by weekly Lesson-Level Assessments. Flex Days are also used to deliver Zearn Mission-Level Assessments. Our Zearn Recommended Schedule (Grades 1-5) outlines how to incorporate this model into a weekly schedule.
Classroom Model for Kindergarten
We recommend that Kindergarten teachers lead daily Teacher-Led Instruction comprised of Fluency, Word Problems and Lessons from Teacher Materials. Teachers may choose to deliver instruction in stations or as a whole group. Daily Teacher-Led Instruction builds number sense with concrete manipulatives, pictorial representations, and discussion. After Teacher-Led Instruction, students split into two groups for practice. After Completing Digital Activities and Teacher-Led Activities, students complete Paper Exit Tickets from Teacher Materials. Our Zearn Recommended Schedule (Kindergarten) outlines how to incorporate this model into a weekly schedule.