**Disclaimer: my family have been given a year’s subscription to Smartick in return for media coverage on my platforms. This piece has been written by the Smartick team and I have not been compensated for posting it.
The mission behind Smartick is quite simple: help every child master the maths foundations and develop lifelong traits like perseverance and a strong work ethic along the way. How exactly? The answer is multifaceted and a bit more comprehensive. First and foremost, an online mathematics method that immediately corrects exercises might not sound so innovative, but here are some of the reasons that sets Smartick apart from other programs.
Pace according to the needs of each child
Thanks to our sophisticated artificial intelligence and the powerful algorithm behind the program, along with our team of mathematicians, educators, and developers, we are able to measure multiple variables in order to calibrate the program to the needs of each child. Since we know how long it takes for children to answer, if they answer incorrectly, or if they have missed several answers in a row, we can see where they have miscalculated, and adjust the content to right where they need it to be.
Ideally, adjustments are made so the child has the confidence to face the challenge without it being excessively easy. This is what psychology calls the zone of proximal development (Vigotsky), this helps children maintain concentration and remain in a flow state. These fine tuned adjustments allows for more concentration at an age when it is sometimes difficult to keep attention, which proves beneficial for children who can do more than what is required in school. Kids can progress further than the provided academic material and work on more advanced concepts. At the same time, those children who may be falling behind are given the opportunity to catch up.
The best content
We at Smartick could have been satisfied years ago with the thousands of exercises that were already incorporated into our curriculum. However, the team of mathematicians and educators continue to study new exercises and methodologies according to the latest advances in didactics of mathematics and learning neuropsychology, every day in order to provide the best method to our families. Every five weeks, once these new exercises have been tested and approved, they are included to the Smartick curriculum as a new version.
Continuous Data Analysis
At Smartick, we study the data collected from thousands of problems that are solved daily in our method in depth. The exhaustive analysis of this data allows us to propose improvements of our current content and algorithm and continuously improve the learning experience of our students and their motivations towards mathematics.
Over the years, Smartick has collaborated with various NGO’s with the goal to help children in extraordinary circumstances reach their potential by strengthening what we believe is the key to a brighter future: maths. We know that maths is a critical subject and can be a defining element in a child’s life. Smartick works with organisations worldwide, from the United States to Colombia to India.
Children from the Brookview House in Massachusetts and Denver Rescue Mission in Colorado, both homeless shelters, are working hard on their maths skills with the program. Young girls from the Girl2B Foundation in India are filling in their learning gaps and developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Recently, Smartick joined forces with Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation (Fundación Pies Descalzos) to make quality public education available for Colombian children by allowing students from the Foundation’s schools full access to the maths platform. Empowering children through maths is our goal and we strive daily to do just that.
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