Take The Summer Bridge To Math Success!

KERA TV SCHEDULE

▸ Watch on KERA TV (13.1) or via live stream

North Texas students lost valuable classroom time this spring when school buildings closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with at-home lessons provided by teachers and supported by parents, it’s hard to be sure students have mastered all the material.

Now kids are getting another chance to learn math skills required by the state for grades K-8, plus Algebra 1. KERA TV is partnering with the Dallas Independent School District to broadcast math lessons created and presented by Dallas ISD teachers.

Here’s everything you need to know:

▸ Lessons will air from Monday, July 6, through Friday, August 7.

▸ They will be broadcast in 30-minute blocks on weekdays between noon and 2:30 p.m.

▸ The lessons for each grade level will be about 14 minutes long.

▸ The video classes will provide targeted, engaging instruction, with short breaks between the lessons.

▸ They will follow curriculum guidelines as set forth by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for grades K-8th and Algebra I.

▸ Watch the lessons on KERA TV (Channel 13.1) or stream them at kera.org/live.

Why math? Dallas ISD decided to focus on math because researchers have projected that students could lose as much as a grade level in this crucial subject if the impact of COVID-19 closures is added to normal summer learning losses.

Need help? The math lessons are produced by Dallas ISD. If you have a question about a particular lesson, please contact STEM Math Director Stej Sanchez at stsanchez@dallasisd.org.

Note: Younger children can still enjoy their favorite PBS KIDS programs on KERA Kids 24/7, available on digital channel 13.2 and streaming at kerakids.org.

Extra Practice!

NEW resources added 7/2! ▸ KERA has rounded up resources that cover the same topics as the TV classes, so students can review the skills they just learned and practice using them in fun games and activities. These materials will be updated through the summer. Here are a few examples to get you started.

Want more online activities, games, videos and other resources to go with the math lessons on TV? Sign up for our weekly KERA Learn! education newsletter »

For more educational content from KERA, check out these resources:

▸ KERA’s Summer Learning Challenge for more activities, reading recommendations and virtual events for young learners

▸ KERA’s At-Home Learning Toolkit for tools and materials specially curated for parents and caregivers with school-aged children at home – and a collection of educational content in Spanish / recursos educativos en español

Start Smart Texas for text messages to parents and caregivers with age-appropriate tips on early math, literacy and child development for kids from birth to age 8

▸ Find many more educational resources on our KERA Learn! homepage.