What do we do with students who need to boost their math foundation by two or more years to catch up to peers.
I believe that these students need a substantial separate program with few students and a talented educator.
To push students along year after year always lagging behind defeats those learners in so many ways.
Let's work creatively to help our most challenged students sooner than later. In most cases, the fact that they lag behind has a lot more to do with environmental, emotional, or physical issues that can clearly be remedied by adequate attention.