A solution to accelerate math skills and empower students with proven results of 2.8 math grade levels gained per year. Navigate Math was co-developed with teachers at Leadership Public Schools and tested in classrooms to respond to real student needs.
Navigate Math’s Personalized Pre-Algebra Approach Builds Foundational Skills for Algebra Success
Navigate Math is an intervention course and approach developed by Leadership Public Schools that accelerates academic growth and empowers students to direct their own learning. Navigate Math helps students develop the foundational knowledge, skills, and thought processes required to be successful in pre-Algebra and Algebra. This is critically important because students who succeed in Algebra are more likely to graduate from high school.
Together, Gooru and Leadership Public Schools are invested in making sure that teaching practices guide technology, and that student outcomes are at the heart of our design. The result is an approach that is aligned with teacher needs and practices, putting instruction first and technology second. Check out these articles which feature our partnership to co-design edtech, and highlights this approach.Read the case study from Christensen Institute
--Laurie Ellis, math teacher at Leadership Public Schools
In 2011, Mike Fauteux was a veteran math teacher at Leadership Public Schools, where 80% of 9th grade students enter with math abilities ranging from 2nd-7th grade. To backfill these missing skills, Mike designed a companion class to Algebra. The gains he saw from more personalized, intensive support were tremendous. To scale this approach, Mike programmed a spreadsheet system that helped students attain mastery on a continuum of math skills. The result was a powerful combination of direct instruction, self-paced resources, real-time assessments, and features to build growth mindset and collaboration. Other teachers at Leadership Public Schools began using the pre-algebra approach with the same successful results, whether they were veteran teachers or first-year interns.
Students in the Navigate Math program at Leadership Public Schools have gained an average of 2.8 math grade levels per year, as measured by the NWEA MAP.
At LPS, teachers had more time for targeted support, assessment, and prep. Students’ understanding soared, they took meaningful ownership of their learning, and they were on track to move from elementary proficiency to college readiness by graduation.