Why ALPHA Works
Is Effective, Measurable and Diagnostic
The pedagogical approach and instructional design of ALPHA Mathematics is based on the best practices of top performing Singapore, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong. The approach and instructional design are proven to be effective in developing conceptual mastery and procedural fluency, and are crafted to enable the teacher and student to evaluate learning and identify areas of remediation, if needed.
Consistent Lesson Structure Includes
Built-in Formative and Summative Assessment
Each chapter in the Coursebook comprises several lessons. Lessons are structured in two parts: Let’s Learn introduces the concept and Let’s Do provides guided practice and formative assessment of the concept just taught. Practices at the end of each lesson help to consolidate learning.
- Concepts are taught in Let’s Learn using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach.
- Let’s Do provides guided practice and an opportunity for immediate formative assessment, enabling the teacher to immediately assess students’ understanding of the concept just taught and identify remediation needs.
Practice at the end of each lesson consolidates learning and provides opportunities for summative assessment.
Formative and Summative Assessment in the Practice Books
Practice Books are designed to complement and extend learning in the Coursebooks. Practice Book Exercises correlate to the learning objectives in the Coursebook and provide practice and formative assessment.
- Tasks are systematically varied to provide comprehensive practice.