Kids seem to be having harder time learning math since many schools switched to remote learning

December 1, 2020
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Kids seem to be having a harder time learning math since many schools switched to remote learning.

A report from the Northwest Evaluation Association finds students in third to eighth grades are scoring five to 10 points lower in math compared to last year.

NWEA Chief Executive Chris Minnich tells KNX 1070 News kids are doing about the same when it comes to reading.

“The type of teaching that is going on in mathematics, as I have been talking to teachers, it’s been harder to get across some of the concepts of mathematics.  On the reading side, it is easier to talk about words, and phrases and ideas and those types of things,” Minnich says.

He also says parents have an easier time helping their kids with reading compared to math, especially when the math gets more advanced.

Minnich says more one-on-one time with students could help improve math learning.

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