The Zorbit's team works closely with educators from across North America and when we ask about challenges they face, we routinely hear about four main concerns:
Lesson Planning is Challenging
With so many kids with unique needs, planning awesome math lessons that impact each student is no simple task. Layer in a multitude of manipulatives and instructional strategies and the complexity of crafting personalized lesson plans magnifies tenfold.
Finding Quality Resources Takes Forever
Teachers spend an average of 12 hours each week searching online for math materials. Not only does this eat up valuable time, but online content from Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers, for example, is highly variable in its quality. Many teachers are forced to settle for resources that may end up doing more harm than good.
Formative Assessment Is Difficult To Stay On Top Of
Monitoring each student's progress across dozens of learning objective is near impossible. Teachers are forced to rely on anecdotal observations and summative assessments which provides performance data that can be incomplete and often too late to provide timely supports.
Coaching Math is Hard
Looking more broadly across classrooms and schools, math coaches and department heads have little insight regarding how they can support teachers. They too are forced to rely on summative assessments (eg. standardized tests) which means they are using last years data to solve this year's problems.