How Nano-Skills will help bring out your child’s Math Genius
What are Nano-Skills?
Nanoskills are the basic steps towards carving out the Math genius in your child. Nano-skills are those granular skills, which make up the building blocks of understanding a concept and foster its application at every stage. Understanding of a concept is broken down into sub-concepts; each of these sub-concepts is further broken down into Nano-skills. A Nanoskill is the smallest building block of any concept.
These nano-skills are made in such a way that they fall on the inner boundary of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). Thus the current nano-skill is very closely related to the previous nano-skill with a very slight gradation that if the student has understood the previous nano-skill, then in all probability he/she will be able to master the current nano-skill as well and this process will continue like a domino effect.
Role of Nano-Skills in Unlearn Kids
Unlearn kids uses nano-skills to make the learning experience highly personalised and quantifiable. The following techniques are applied within our system in order to be able to pin point the problem being faced by the child.
The current problem that a child is facing is a result of the accumulation of gaps in conceptual understanding over the years. In order tosolve the current problem we need to identify and fill those gaps in a strategic manner and thus we will be able to solve the current problem. This simultaneously eradicates the possibility of children making similar mistakes in the future for other concepts as well as any other concepts that may be linked with these gaps.
Data Driven Decisions
The major challenge is identifying those gaps in a precise manner. A child in Grade 4 may have a problem in fractions, for a child in grade 8 that may not seem like a big problem but for the younger child it is huge! If we are somehow able to pinpoint the exact gap in the understanding of fractions, then we are making it easier for the child. With 4000+ nano-skills in place, we are able to identify the precise gaps in a child’s learning. For example with the help of a nano-skill we can say that this child has problem with “Subtraction of Unlike fractions where borrowing is required without assistance of figure”.
Guided Learning Path
With all the gaps identified, the Unlearn Kids system with the help of Nano-skills, crafts a personalized learning path for each individual. The learning path is dynamic and changes according to the performance of the child. Because of the integrated guided learning path, the parents or the child don’t have to worry about the next lesson. The advanced algorithms used by the system create the next lesson plan for the child based on his or her pursuance. This guided learning path will help the child learn at his/her own pace.
Bringing out the Math Genius with Unlearn Kids
Unlearn kids is using Nano-skills to identify and bridge any gaps in a child’s learning. A child, who is pushed through the schooling system solely based on passing marks in an examination, is bound to have concepts that he or she does not understand. These gaps carry on to higher classes absolutely unresolved. The concepts of higher learning are usually based on the concepts that have been learnt during primary education. This leads to bigger problems in higher classes when there are unresolved issues.
Unlearn Kids is using Nano-skills, gap analysis, data driven decisions and a guided learning path to enhance a child’s learning environment. When the basics are clear, further learning not only becomes easy but also fun. Learning new concepts without external assistance gives the child a sense of accomplishment. Mathematics is usually a dreaded subject. Being able conquer that fear is one of the main goals. Every child progresses at their own rate in accordance with their capability, one Nano-skill at a time hence bringing out the Math genius inside them in slow and steady manner.