The approach used in Dropkick Math Academy respects what we know about how students learn by sequencing the content in a developmentally appropriate way and providing alternatives in approach that allow for conceptual understanding.
Dropkick Math Academy has a solid research foundation that reflects the following:
Certainly an understanding of developmental learning in math can assist in remediating these common difficulties, as some of these arise from students being introduced to concepts before they are ready for them or because students are introduced to concepts in a developmentally inappropriate way. However, we know from the research that there are also specific strategies we can use to target some of the difficulties.
Current research on supporting struggling students suggests the need to incorporate the following in any remediation program: