HOW DO I LOGIN TO Math Nation?
Click the Enter button in the upper right-hand corner. Enter your school name and the username and password you use to access other computers/portals at your school. If you have forgotten those credentials, you can follow the prompt on the Login screen to retrieve them. If that doesn’t work and you still need help logging in, email us at help@MathNation.com or call us (888-608-MATH)!
Is there a mobile app?
Yes, mobile apps are free to download in the Apple and Google Play stores. We guarantee our Math Nation mobile app will work on all devices – yes, even those old (up to 6 years) hand-me-down devices.
How can I watch the videos if I don’t have access to the internet?
Videos can be downloaded on the Math Nation mobile apps when wifi is available (at school, the library, a fast-food restaurant, etc) and then viewed at a later time when students may not have access to the internet – just like Netflix!
Our schools don’t have 1-to-1 devices and/or many of our students don’t have internet access at home. How can we use Math Nation?
There are many ways teachers can incorporate Math Nation into their teaching, even if classrooms have only one terminal or students’ access to the internet outside of school is limited. For example, they can show short clips to complement instruction to the class, or show a whole video to some students while working in the corner with a small group of students. Many teachers have had success with these approaches. We’ve curated a number of strategies from teachers in the Teacher Area (log in to check them out). You can also post this question in the Teacher Wall when you log-in to see what other great ideas your colleagues from across the state have to offer.
To help your students who don’t have regular home internet access: We find that students often have a sibling, parent, or grandparent who has a smartphone or tablet and is willing to let them download the app for at-home use. The Math Nation app works on any iPhone, iPad, or Android device from the last six years. If students have a device but no internet at home, they can download videos at school or a fast-food restaurant when they do have wifi and watch them later offline (just like Netflix!).
Why do I want to earn Karma Points? Can I win prizes?
The best way to learn math is to help others. The Wall is a great place to practice what you know. In addition to bragging rights, Karma Points lead to great prizes! Recently, students have won t-shirts, pizza parties, and iPad Minis! For more information about Karma Points, log in to Math Nation and visit the Leaderboard.
Can students earn community service hours through Math Nation’s Math Tutoring Walls?
Yes! Many districts and programs requiring community service will allow you to earn community service hours for helping others on the wall. To make this easy for you (and the adults in your life), we have created a special report that you can download from your My Account page in Math Nation to show proof of the time you spent on the Wall, the kind of help you provided, and the number of Karma Points that you earned. Each report includes a time-stamped activity log and a unique six-digit code that your teachers or counselors can use to verify your activity.
- I HAVE A SUGGESTION THAT I THINK WILL IMPROVE Math Nation. HOW CAN I SHARE IT WITH YOU?
Are Math Nation’s videos unique?
Fully aligned to specific state standards, Math Nation’s instructional videos are created with patented technology and research-backed strategies for student engagement. The instructors in the videos, called Study Experts, are always present on-screen and use strategies to keep students engaged, leading to content retainment and mastery. Using Math Nation’s consumable workbooks, students follow along with the exact same Study Guides used by the Study Experts and are encouraged to pause, practice, and reflect during the video. Students have the ability to choose the Study Expert who best matches their learning style and are able to change instructors at any time to instantly adapt to shifts in their needs, such as learning new concepts, where a robust explanation would be helpful, or reviewing previous content, where a faster-paced instructor would be beneficial.
Students solidify their conceptual understanding, fill in learning loss gaps, and attain true mastery when math concepts are presented in a variety of ways, both in class with a teacher and through Math Nation’s Study Expert videos. Instructional videos also meet a critical need for students who miss class. Videos can be downloaded on devices up to 6 years old making Math Nation’s videos available for offline viewing to help bridge the digital divide. The vast collection of Math Nation videos keeps students on track and prevents learning loss that typically occurs with teacher and student absences. Content covered in Math Nation’s instruction videos can be practiced with a variety of Digital Practices tools, available to all students.
But there’s much, much more to Math Nation. Consumable workbooks with local examples work great with the follow-along videos but are also used for review and other purposes without the need for the videos. In addition, there are full teacher resources included, for engaging lesson plans that don’t require the use of any technology at all.
How does Math Nation engage families and the community?
Family Support videos provide opportunities for families to engage with student learning by offering an overview and explanation of each lesson. Real teachers on camera review each lesson, in family-friendly vocabulary, and assist family members at home by connecting the content their student is learning with the way they may have learned the same content when they were in school. A review of resources and frequently asked questions for best supporting their learners at home is also included with every video. The key is that many parents see math being taught a little differently or with different examples versus how they learned math decades ago. Our role is to make sure that parents understand that math is still math, and understand how their children are learning math — so that parents can help out at home to remediate learning loss.