Clearview teacher says program helping students ‘love math’ – Morning Journal

A Clearview Local Schools teacher has made learning math fun for students in her classroom, and she says their grades are reflecting their enthusiasm.

Sally Roule, a math specialist at Vincent Elementary School, attributes some of the success to a “real-time” web-based computer program the school uses as a supplement to its math curriculum called SplashLearn.

“The students just love it,” Roule said. “They want to be on it all the time.”

While using SplashLearn in the classroom, Roule has access to her students’ work immediately as they’re wokring on their assignments.

She said the real-time information gives her the opportunity to intervene to offer assistance when a student enters a wrong answer to a math problem.

Sally Roule (Submitted photo)

“It’s my favorite resource, that’s for sure,” Roule said.

SplashLearn formerly was for sale to school districts, but with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Clearview Schools was able to use it for free, she said.

Roule is celebrating her eighth year as a teacher at Vincent Elementary in Sheffield Township.

She said she is dedicated to teaching her students.

“There’s nothing else I ever wanted to do except teach,” Roule said about her passion for teaching.

Roule is an alumni of Clearview High School, has earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree and is continuing her education.

Since students were home-schooled during much of the pandemic, schools officials have reported a lag in learning as students returned this year, she said.

Roule said approximately 70 percent of incoming students walking through her class on the first day “hate math.”

Currently, the innovative teacher said she estimates 70 percent of her 110 students “love math.”

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