The Symphony Math system is based on ground breaking cognitive research and developmental psychology in the acquisition of deep Number understanding.
Combine the scaffolded online activities with the printable practice and extension resources to provide a rich, cognitively designed learning environment for math remediation, or as a foundation for your primary math curriculum.
Symphony Math unique delivery and highly intuitive interface, supports students of all skills levels to become confident, more capable mathematicians.
Personalised Student Learning
Instant Teacher Access to Important Information
Printable Resources that support and extend online learning
Symphony Math automatically identifies each students’ levels of proficiency and adjusts the online curriculum accordingly.
Symphony Math® offers a Dashboard and many different data views to help teachers guide classroom instruction and document student progress.
A primary goal of Symphony Math is to encourage student thinking and problem-solving.
Symphony offline materials are designed to promote a conversation about the key concepts in math and extend skills learned.
DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF NUMBER
Symphony Math aids students to develop a deep understanding of Number, without which they will struggle with fractions and other advanced math concepts.
Many students struggle with math because they rely on arbitrary memorisation techniques to answer specific questions. With this approach, students do not gain a substantive understanding of fundamentals and simply cannot adjust to more sophisticated problem solving.
With Symphony Math®, these problems are resolved. Symphony Math® helps students understand at a conceptual level. Instead of being overwhelmed by numbers, students move at their own speed and learn how math works.
NZ math standards state that 'Number' should be the focus for 60-80% of the math teaching time in years 1 to 4, 50-70% in years 5 to 6, and 40-60% in years 7 to 8.
MULTIPLE WAYS OF KNOWING
The best practices in developmental psychology and cognitive science are the cornerstones of Symphony Math®. The uniquely designed delivery methods ensure that students – regardless of learning styles or knowledge levels – fully grasp fundamental mathematical ideas, even for difficult-to-explain and abstract concepts.
Multiple representations of each concept, including: story problems, auditory sentences, and visual models, integrate with a structured conceptual sequence to help students visualise, reinforce, and apply ideas quickly and accurately.
The result is a solid foundation for acquiring higher math skills, as well as a positive learning experience.
A Growth Mindset framework helps students to achieve greater success when they are taught to embrace their mistakes as part of the learning journey. Instead of allowing students to believe math is too hard, or that they are just not a math person, we need to teach them that success requires hard work – and if you work hard you will improve. Mistakes are a valuable and essential part of learning!