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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are a few frequently asked questions that will support you and your students during this transition to e-learning.

Have a question that's not included? Email us at info@greatminds.org.




WHEN WILL THE DAILY VIDEO LESSONS BE MADE AVAILABLE?

We will post new video lessons and update our content daily. Continue checking here for more free resources as we refresh our content.

 

HOW CAN STUDENTS AND PARENTS ACCESS THESE VIDEO LESSONS?

All video lessons can be accessed by anyone, anytime, and on any device here. A free Great Minds® account is not required.

 

My students are ahead/behind the video lessons being provided. How can I get the materials my students need for where they are currently in the curriculum?

If your students have already covered the lessons in the videos, it is a great time to review the material.  Our team is creating and posting new videos every day. It’s possible we may catch up to where your student is in the curriculum.  If a student hasn’t gotten to these lessons yet, please use the free Eureka Math student materials found with each grade, along with the Parent Tip Sheets and Homework Helpers where they left off in school.

 

IS THERE A RELEASE SCHEDULE OF WHAT MODULES/LESSONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE EACH DAY?

We will do our best to inform you of the next day's lessons prior to their release. Due to the urgency of these releases, this may not always be possible, so please continue to check greatminds.org for the most up-to-date information.

 

Are the videos downloadable?

The free Knowledge on the Go video lessons are not available for download but can still be accessed on any device, including smartphones.

 

WHAT IF MY STUDENTS WEREN'T ABLE TO BRING HOME THEIR STUDENT MATERIALS?

Because Eureka Math® is an open education resource, all student materials can be accessed for each video lesson.

For Wit & Wisdom® and PhD Science, we suggest that your students create their own folder using loose leaf paper or to designate a notebook for each subject. Students should watch the video lessons and take notes, collect their thoughts and ideas, or make real-world connections with the topics they are learning. 

 

How can my students answer Eureka Math problem sets digitally instead of providing them the PDF files?

We currently do not offer a resource for this, but if you have a PDF viewing application, students can draw or write on the PDF files to provide their work and answers. For Mac users, Preview allows for editing of PDFs. The free Google Chrome plugin, Kami, also allows for students to edit the PDFs directly.

 

How can students receive digital access to the Wit & Wisdom or PhD Science student materials?

Starting the week of March 23, PhD Science student materials will be made available with each new lesson video.
For Wit & Wisdom, a digital Teacher Edition will be provided to existing Wit & Wisdom teachers and student handouts will be provided should a lesson require them.

 

I’m concerned about STUDENTS' parents having access to the Eureka Math teacher materials, including assessments and answer keys.

As an open education resource, Eureka Math and its support resources must remain available for free to the general public. During this time, we believe it’s critical for families to have access to the teacher materials so they can better support their child’s learning. These resources will remain available to parents as long as needed.

 

How can families with little to no Internet or technology access take advantage of the Knowledge on the Go video lessons?

All Knowledge on the Go video lessons can be viewed on any smartphone or network enabled mobile device if a computer or Internet access is unavailable. We also suggest contacting your school or district as many around the country are providing access to these items to provide families with the technology needed for ensuring equity and access.

Great Minds is also partnering with public broadcasting stations to show the video lessons, and a few school districts are broadcasting the videos on their public access channels.

 

HOW CAN FAMILIES BE SUPPORTED WITH ASSISTING THEIR STUDENT'S CONTINUED LEARNING?

Great Minds offers a suite of resources that families can use to support their students and can find on the applicable video lesson pages or at greatminds.org, in both English and Spanish when available.

 
Where can I find Eureka Math materials for my PreK students?

At this time, Great Minds is not offering video lessons for PreK students learning Eureka Math, but all teacher and student materials for Grade PreK are available for free online at greatminds.org.

 
Are Eureka Math End-of-Module Assessments available to give students?

Additional materials for assessment are not provided through the Knowledge on the Go initiative; rather the focus will be on providing rich, knowledge-building experiences for students while traditional schools are closed.



CAN THESE VIDEO LESSONS BE INTEGRATED with OTHER PLATFORMS? (E.G., GOOGLE CLASSROOM)

Please feel free to link any of the videos or materials to the digital platform you use for instruction. You can also send parents directly to the greatminds.org website where they can access the videos and materials for their student's grade.

 

ARE ANY OF THE VIDEO LESSONS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH?

At this time, we do not offer video lessons in Spanish or other languages. Should this change, we will make sure to notify you. Please note that the majority of family support resources are available in Spanish to supplement these videos.

 

My STUDENT doesn’t have the manipulatives being used in the Eureka Math video lessons. How can they still follow along?

Great Minds partners with Didax for Eureka Math manipulatives and they offer a wide range of virtual manipulatives your student can use. You can access these manipulatives here. Parents are also encouraged to find common household items to use as manipulatives as well, including gummi bears, building blocks, pennies, etc.

 

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