ShillerLearning divides its math curriculum into three parts:
Kit I for pre-school through 3rd grade, Kit II for 4th grade through pre-algebra, and Fractions;
and its language arts curriculum into two parts:
Kit A for pre-K through 1st grade, and Kit B for 1st grade through 3rd grade.
Have you wondered if your 5-13 year old students are really getting their math? Are you worried that your students may be missing important concepts that will plague them the rest of their school and adult years?
Now you can find out - and get started fixing all the holes in each student's foundation, efficiently and effectively.
At ShillerLearning, we don't know what holes a 5-13 year old has from fifth grade or second grade or even Kindergarten. So what we've done is to prepare a battery of comprehensive diagnostic tests (and answer keys) that cover all important concepts and facts through pre-algebra.
Tests and answer keys are downloadable in PDF format. Complete instructions are provided; just say what's in quotes and follow the instructions. When the student completes a test, just grade the test together using the answer key, and when you discover a question answered incorrectly, you've just uncovered a hole in the student's foundation. Here's the best part: The answer key then tells you exactly which lesson(s) to do to help the student fill that hole.
Our recommendation is for all students (including 9-13 year olds as well as the 5-8 year olds) to start with the very first diagnostic test from Kit I. The concept is, if there are any basic foundational holes, let's discover them now. If the material is too easy, the student will do the test in 1-2 minutes, will gain self-confidence, and will move quickly to the next test.
But if just one question is answered incorrectly you have identified a crucial hole in that student's foundation that needs to be filled now, which is easily and efficiently accomplished by doing the lesson(s) for that question as shown in the answer key. Then to be sure, just redo the missed test question(s).
This individualized approach results in greater self-confidence and faster progress for the student and elimination in boredom for both student and educator; a wonderful recipe for learning success!
Let's review the steps to productive learning
- 1 Download and administer the first diagnostic test
- 2 Grade it. The answer tells you which lesson(s) to do.
- 3 Do those lesson(s) (they are downloadable if you do not have the books) and do them with the student
- 4 Redo the missed test questions
- 5 Repeat steps 1-4 for test #2 and so on until the student has achieved success