(The press wire)
Leading educational publisher Pearson Canada and rapidly growing EdTech Knowledgehook join forces to strengthen digital support for teachers and students to improve math outcomes.
Toronto, Canada – The press wire – September 21, 2021 – Pearsonand Knowledge hookare working together to bring two math resources together to give Canadian teachers and students the best of both worlds. The two companies bring shared aspirations, common approaches and complementary products that improve mathematics education in Canada.
Starting today, Pearson’s Mathology.ca users (Grades 3-6) will have access to built-in Knowledgehook activities from specific lessons. This integration allows students to interact with math through games and activities hosted in Knowledgehook’s proprietary instructional guidance system and provides teachers with additional ways to provide information on student progress. Mathology.ca users will continue to have access to the complete set of tools designed to support the teaching and learning of mathematics in today’s classrooms.
Collaboration: Pearson and Knowledgehook to strengthen digital support in schools for
improve math scores
Knowledgehook and Pearson’s collaboration began with a mutual exploration of blended learning approaches and opportunities that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on teachers and students. The two companies are aligned in their mission to provide comprehensive and responsive support for math education and intend to expand their collaboration in response to educator feedback.
– For teachers: Complementary digital products aligned with the curriculum offer a double benefit to teachers. Teachers have access to Mathology’s comprehensive plans, assessment tools and lessons for students, as well as interactive Knowledgehook activities and its underlying instructional guidance system that together help teachers assess student progress and award next relevant and engaging steps.
– For students: students have more ways of doing math with a goal. Link Knowledgehook activities directly to Mathology lessons, students will have access to instant gamified learning that will increase engagement, confidence and achievement.
What is Mathology? Pearson Canada’s Mathology is a comprehensive classroom resource currently available for Kindergarten to Grade 6. Based on academic and classroom research for Canada’s diverse classroom, it is designed to unleash the joy of learning math by engaging students and teachers with materials that: help teachers gain an understanding of student thinking. students and determining the next best steps; meet students and teachers where they are on their math learning journey and build teacher capacity. The central hub is Mathology.ca, an online resource for teachers that gives any registered teacher access to the entire family of Mathology resources, kindergarten to grade 6. A variety of complementary print resources are available and in development.
What is Knowledgehook? Knowledgehook’s proprietary technology harnesses the power of data to track where students are in their math journey. Their solution connects a child’s school education with learning at home, providing real-time information and expert-designed remediation tools to teachers on student learning gaps. This allows teachers to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to their students’ challenges, allowing them to adjust instruction and monitor student progress.
Knowledgehook: Improving the Mathematics Learning Path
Beverley Buxton, Executive Director, Pearson Canada School Division, said: âAt Pearson, we believe every child has the right to have a solid foundation in math, to be confident in their math skills and to have the right tools. necessary to meet daily challenges. And we believe in teachers and their abilities to help their students develop happy, stimulating and positive math stories. We are constantly researching and testing new ways to meet the needs of teachers and students, and our collaboration with Knowledgehook, a company that shares our underlying goals, is a unique example. We believe that joining our respective strengths is in the best interests of teachers and learners and we look forward to building on the community’s response ‘to this collaboration. â
âThis partnership presents the future of classrooms around the world. Knowledgehook has created a suite of resources for teachers and students that is transforming the blended learning environment, âadded Bruce Rodrigues, former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education, Knowledgehook Advisory Board member and former Principal General of the Office of Quality and Responsibility in Education (EQAO). “Knowledgehook really brings content to life and this integration from Pearson will allow more teachers and students in Canada to benefit from”
Expansion Mission: (left to right) Travis Ratnam, CEO and Qamar Qureshi, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Knowledgehook
Qamar Qureshi, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Knowledgehook commented, âOur mission has been to equip teachers with the tools to be confident educators and empower them to help students become confident math learners. After successfully launching across Canada, we have gradually strengthened our global presence in the UK, Australia and recently in Mexico. The Knowledgehook solution is fully translated into Spanish and French. Through collaboration with Pearson, we will be able to reach more math teachers who are looking for innovative and effective ways to support not only their own learning, but also their students ‘learning’.
âHaving the right personalized advice makes all the difference, and our goal is to ensure that every student has a teacher who has access to the best teaching tools and parents who have insight into their child’s learning. Our platform brings together a comprehensive and adaptive view of a student’s learning journey, enabling those around them to support and improve their educational experience and outcomes. â
Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common goal: to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do this by providing high-quality digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people develop their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading apprenticeship company.
Knowledgehook, a leading educational technology company, empowers hundreds of thousands of teachers and parents to collaboratively support the math learning journey of millions of students around the world.
Winner of Google’s ‘Game Changer Award’ and named Top Disruptor by BNN, its platform analyzes student understanding through engaging assessments, providing personalized, real-time solutions to bridge learning gaps between classroom instruction. and home learning.
Designed by leading computational and research experts, Knowledgehook’s Instructional Guidance System is known to reinvent the way online technology supports education and educators, while inspiring the problem solvers of tomorrow.
Knowledgehook is backed by venture capital fund UCL’s Discentia Capital, Mesoamerica’s Alexandria Corp., Nelson Education and John Abele’s North Point Ventures.
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