Small class size helps students improve their math skills, and in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the results are showing up in better math scores.
At Brooklyn Park Middle School, smaller classes have resulted in teachers taking more individual time with students.
There are smaller classes at Brooklyn Park Middle School, and teachers take up more individual time for personalized learning with students. “We’re really excited at the changes that we’re seeing,” said Brooklyn Park Middle School principal Beth Shakan.
Principals added more math classes, giving the teachers the freedom to try a new technique.
“They begin with something concrete in their hands and get away from teaching math procedurally, and then moving into concepts first and so we’ve growth with that as well,” Shakan said.
The progress is noticeable, after only a year.
“And the results, amazing each grade level. Almost every school and every grade we’ve seen significant increases. It’s been a phenomenal year,” said Dr. Kathy Kubic, associate superintendent for school performance at Anne Arundel County schools.