ORIGO At Home, math learning apps, remote learning tips and resources will keep students engaged and learning during COVID-19 crisis
EARTH CITY, MO. (PRWEB) APRIL 08, 2020
With nearly all U.S. students now learning from home, ORIGO Education, an innovative provider of Pre-K to 6 math solutions, announced a collection of free math learning resources to support teachers, parents and caregivers as they strive to keep students engaged and continually learning.
ORIGO At Home features free weekly, digital plans for home use. These weekly plans contain activities for each day, along with digitally accessible or downloadable resources, designed for delivery by a parent, caregiver or remote teacher. No login is required to use these resources that complement the mathematical concepts and skills students are learning at their grade level.
Teachers or caregivers simply choose a grade level and start at Week 1. The lesson plan format provides everything needed for instruction and is written so it can be implemented outside of the classroom. Students can engage in the work on a device or resources can be downloaded for printing. In addition, most of the student resources are available in Spanish.
“We know that teachers, parents and caregivers are coping with a lot right now and among their major concerns is how to ensure that they are keeping young students engaged in learning from home,” said James Burnett, CEO and founder, ORIGO Education. “Many parents are struggling with helping their children learn math in a very different way from how they were taught when they were in school. The lesson plans in ORIGO at Home were written specifically for parents so teachers don’t need to rewrite them. They can easily assign the lessons knowing that students are learning key concepts and parents have the support they need to help their children learn.”
Teachers from around the country agree that ORIGO launched this resource, designed to meet the unique demands of home learning, just in time for our current circumstances.
Megan Larsen, a math interventionist at Eyestone Elementary in Poudre, Colorado, said, “This is a really great resource! We are currently working with our grade level teachers and trying to provide support and help relieve their workload. ”
Marta Eskin, elementary curriculum and development officer at Houston Public Schools, agreed, “I especially like that you have included the resources in Spanish. There are an increasing number of resources available to do math at home, but very few are available in both English and Spanish.”
To support teachers, parents and caregivers who are making the unexpected switch to teaching at home, the blog and resource portal, ORIGO Insights, features tips and advice as they learn methods, ideas and strategies to support the mathematics development of elementary learners. Free resources and activities that connect to the articles can also be accessed on the blog.
Other free ORIGO resources for elementary math instruction at home include Gem Stones, a video channel that features Gemma, a math student who models key math ideas and skills conceptually. Accompanying the videos are downloadable and printable activity sheets to reinforce the concept Gemma taught. In addition, NumFu Apps, available on the App Store, are free fact fluency apps that engage students in essential practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.