Why That Way?

Find out more about Math Nation’s approach to teaching and learning, including some of our most frequently asked questions about our site and resources.

Why inquiry-based learning?

Math Nation prioritizes student-centered instruction, with one of the pillars of that instruction being inquiry-based teaching and learning.

Why do we teach geometry first in 6th, 7th and 8th grade?

Geometry can be a polarizing fork-in-the-road for students and teachers. Hear more about why we start with it and how that builds rich classroom collaboration and deeper conceptual understanding.

Why do we teach exponents first in Algebra 1?

Teachers have wondered why we start with exponents – hear from Study Expert Darnell on the rationale behind starting with this content and what connections you can make as a teacher because of it.

Why does 6th grade not start with the number system?

While the number system seems like a logical place to build a bridge between elementary and middle school, hear from us on why we build that bridge a little differently.

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