What is Number DNA??
Number DNA is a self-paced, web-based program of 20 foundational math units that identify what math skills a person may be missing and then teaches those skills in a series of mildly “gamified”, 3 to 5 minute online math workouts that provide instant feedback and next steps. Mastering all of the 16 Number DNA units prepares students to take on (and succeed in) algebra, trigonometry, and beyond.
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WHAT IS NUMBER DNA?
Number DNA is an online, self-paced, mastery based, 20 unit pre-algebra curriculum that identifies and focuses on missing skills. Units are scaffolded with short (3-5 minute) workouts that provide instant feedback, next steps and prepares students for success in algebra, trigonometry and beyond.
High Level Mastery Learning
Programmed into Number DNA are two measures for mastery; accuracy and time.
The accuracy threshold averages 90% over 300+ unique workouts, quizzes and tests.
The time thresholds vary with each topic and are set to prevent using a calculator to solve mental math problems like; what is 8 x 8? Or what is 25% of 80? Or what is -7 -10?
Why it works
Each unit focuses on mastering selected skills at a high level.
Tedious practice, long chapters, and the lack of timely feedback are motivation killers for many students when learning math.
Number DNA has a radically different design. Number DNA units are short and are comprised of 3-minute workouts that provide instant feedback and next steps.
When students master topics and skills at a high level, they are confident and motivated to take on the next unit of learning.