Below are the Learner Factors critical to math outcomes. Hover to see how these factors connect across the whole child. Then click to find out how each factor impacts learning and explore strategies that support it. Read more about this model.
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With adolescence, students’ Physical Well-being becomes closely linked to their learning as both their bodies and brains go through a period of growth.
Students are also gaining greater Social Awareness & Relationship Skills in addition to becoming more interested in the world around them.
Being able to generalize mathematical concepts becomes a key component of success as math becomes increasingly complex.
Students’ Reasoning skills are continuing to develop, allowing them to think abstractly, draw inferences, and identify patterns.
Geometric Reasoning involves using abstract thinking to analyze and make arguments about shapes and spatial relationships. It can be a gateway to other higher-order math thinking skills such Statistical Reasoning.
Spatial Skills are used to mentally manipulate numbers and objects, underlying much of students’ math thinking and their math success.