The Mathquest Adventure Guide staff member spends a few minutes setting up the tablets and speakers, then hands each Club member a training ball and starts the daily lesson.
The lesson leads Club members through a math patterning sequence using specifically timed hand and foot movements. The timed movement to a beat and patterning sequences are critical pieces of the program.
Next, the Guide leads Club members through a series of practice calculations that teach them how to quickly add or multiply. Interactive math games round out each lesson.
When your Club signs up for Mathquest, we send you all the equipment you need to run it. Your Club selects one staff member to serve as Adventure Guide, and we train the Guide in how to run the program via online training sessions.
5 minutes for the Adventure Guide to setup the equipment
Each session takes 25 – 30 minutes.
Sessions can be offered as many days per week as a Club wants: two, three, four, or five days per week.
Staff training and on-call support
Equipment and program materials: balls, individual white boards, and a reward treasure chest
Pre and post tests
Reviewing and reporting Club members progress
A space to set up the equipment (need not be a dedicated space)
A staff member who we will train to be an Adventure Guide and will be in contact with Hardy staff during training
A commitment to run the program on the agreed upon schedule
A computer with internet for the Club Staff Member
A secure storage space for equipment
The dedicated Club staff member is trained by a credentialed teacher and Hardy support staff who serve as trainers and resources for helping the Club develop strong educational practices. These teaching techniques are to be used during the program and are beneficial if used during other academic teaching opportunities such as Power Hour.
This training is also offered to Club directors, board members, program managers, and other staff who will be helpful knowing about or running the program.
Hardy staff is available daily via email, phone, and text to address any need that arises and guide the Club staff in working with club members.
Trained staff have access to the Hardy resource website which houses all necessary program and training information at their fingertips.
Hardy staff oversees testing before and after every training to assess Club members’ progress.
Club members are pre- and post-tested to determine progress
Staff ratings can also be used to assess progress
Club members typically gain many months growth in math and processing speed during the program.
The average Club member makes 1 year’s growth in reading in just 21 hours of training