—One in four parents of young students think math understanding has worked because of the pandemic;
-87% of parents feel that educational technology platforms will be as important to their children as they are today, even after schools reopen after Covid-19;
-57% of parents support the improvement of classroom teaching to combat learning loss;
—Online learning platforms have a 1.5 times higher preference than offline classes that focus more on lectures to reinforce concepts.
Here are some of the findings from the Cuemath survey (conducted with AC Nielsen) that has highlighted the learning challenges faced by students during the pandemic. It covers 1,200 samples from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad, for grades 1-12.
When it comes to math, the survey noted the following:
—Five out of 10 parents feel that learning loss leads to forgetting basic concepts and inability to understand fundamentals between first and fifth grade;
—Four out of 10 parents of these children feel that important foundational topics like “numbers” and “operations” have become increasingly difficult for their children to understand;
—One in five upper-grade parents feel that “geometry” and “measurement” have become difficult to understand during Covid-10, indicating a weaker basic understanding of mathematics.
The study also highlighted that 44% of parents have reported that fear of math is a major factor in learning loss. This is one of the reasons why one in three parents of children in grades one through three feel additional pressure when teaching their children. Additionally, six out of 10 parents feel that improved classroom teaching methods, such as interactive videos, game-based learning, and DIY activities by schools or educational technology platforms, are lucrative solutions to address this loss. Learning.
Manan Khurma, founder and CEO of Cuemath, said: “We have a vision to create # 1BillionMathMinds with the goal of democratizing math learning for all children around the world whose learning has been impacted due to Covid-19. Mathematics has been predominantly directed rather than self-taught. With schools closed due to Covid-19, student progress dropped dramatically during the pandemic. This cumulative loss of learning in children will invariably have a critical impact on their future. Parents’ concerns are valid in such settings, and their increased reliance on educational technology platforms for learning math is very encouraging. “
Cuemath recently launched free one-year access to its math curriculum, which, it said, is designed to supplement the school’s curriculum with a smart curriculum that helps with conceptual understanding of math.