Take advantage of The Actuarial Foundation’s free online math resources
March 18, 2020
With precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19 leading to school closures around the country, our education system is now facing an indeterminate period in which virtual learning has become necessary.
Digital learning tools like The Actuarial Foundation’s real-world math and financial literacy programs are more valuable than ever, as both teachers and parents navigate the waters of remote learning. Developed and/or reviewed by actuaries, these free materials are just one simple way the actuarial profession does its part to give more students the opportunity to truly understand math concepts and excel in STEM.
Middle school students (grades 6–8) and teachers can take advantage of the Foundation’s self-directed, interactive Expect the Unexpected with Math workshops. Each module addresses a specific, grade-appropriate mathematical concept set within a real-world context featuring relatable age-appropriate characters. The students are guided through a series of quizzes, videos, and interactive lessons that allow them to explore the concept independently and at their own pace. They are the perfect at-home assignment from teachers and a breeze for parents to implement as they shepherd their child’s remote learning experience. Although the modules are free, a login is required to access the materials.
High schoolers can look ahead and start preparing for life on their own by immersing themselves in the Foundation’s Building Your Future financial literacy series. This four-part program helps students easily grasp the essentials of personal finance, gives them multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make.
Our partners at Scholastic and YMI are hard at work sharing these (and other fantastic digital tools) with students, parents, and teachers across the country. We encourage you to do the same within your personal networks! These free and turn-key digital learning resources can help ease the transition to home-based learning and improve a student’s experience. The more tools we can provide to teachers, students, and parents, the better!