The Math SEAL Boot Camp (MSBC) helps prepare kids aged 9-13 for success in math and life. MSBC features a math teaching methodology that uses music to increase student cognitive involvement, relying less on rote memory skills and more on associative problem-solving. Students will work to master exponents and the order of operations that tells us the right order in which to solve different parts of a math problem. The order of operations is so important during the upper elementary and middle school level and students have so much difficulty. MSBC student cadets will learn in an environment that includes team building in a small interactive class environment (three student maximum per class) from the convenience of home.
Current Math SEALs Units:
- addition sums with carry over
- subtraction by borrowing
- long division
- order of operations
- and more
Specifically, MathSEALs gives teachers:
- easy, and flexible technology lessons (with alternative offline activities)
- scripted lesson plans
- all the materials and resources needed for each lesson
- lessons that incorporate the four C’s (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity)
- differentiated instruction lessons
- lessons aligned to both Common Core state standards, and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards for teachers and students
- research-based lessons
- class gamification design
- lessons designed to motivate student achievement
Math SEALs is a great tool for math intervention programs, after school programs, and summer camps. The curriculum offers engaging lessons that incorporates all seven learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, verbal, logical, social, and solitary. For teachers, MathSEALs provides scripted lessons, as well as all the materials and resources you’ll need to make teaching math a success. MathSEALs takes the toughest math standards, and provides tech-flexible and engaging lesson plans to encourage student success.
Flexible technology integration:
MathSEALs is flexible, and the technology activities can be used whenever teachers are ready for them. We understand that some classes may not have consistent access to technology, so the lessons are designed to be flexible. Some of the activities can even be assigned for homework, where students can use their mobile device for completion. Teachers can successfully work through their lessons, and complete the tech activities when it is convenient to do so. When using the suggested technology lessons, we provide you with the student accounts to make setup a breeze.
Sample standards addressed in the Math SEALs Order of Operations unit:
- ISTE: Student 2a, Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
- ISTE: Student 2c, Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
- ISTE: Educators- Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
- ISTE: Educators- Model for colleagues identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
- ISTE: Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.