This article will help you to understand how structal can fit into your Math classroom.
If you have a national average classroom, 2 out of 3 of your students can't read grade level texts. This means that when they read word problems or your textbook, 2 out of 3 of your students will greatly struggle to understand what they just read. This can mean that you spend the entire lesson helping them to just literally understand what they read instead of actually doing math!
Just as important, STEM professions require incredibly high degrees of literacy so setting students up for a future in math means helping them to be better readers now.
Math teachers have told us structal helps them in the following ways:
Help students be successful with word problems
We've heard from math teacher after math teacher how frustrating it is to see your students struggle with word problems when you know they can do the math. With structal's vocabulary and reading comprehension supports, your students will actually be able to understand word problems, so they can focus on the math, show their true ability, and build confidence.
Help students to understand your textbook
Chances are your math textbook is dense and uses a lot of advanced vocabulary. structal's reading comprehension supports help students to break down the text so it's easier for them to understand.
Diagnosing student issues
We've all been there, you get to the end of a lesson and you wonder, "What happened?" structal's reports, like our word cloud, help you to see what specific vocabulary and concepts your students struggled with in what they read so you don't have to guess. This lets you easily and effectively address student misunderstandings so they don't compound.