The Smartick study plan does not follow a specific curriculum, whether it is Common Core Standards in the United States, the National Curriculum in the United Kingdom, or CAPS in South Africa. Each school has its curriculum chosen by the country's educational authority which determines the content according to the school year for all students.
Smartick does not take into account the age or school year when developing a study plan, but rather the mathematical ability and learning pace for each student. It is the child alone who determines in which areas they need further practice and which areas they are capable of tackling.
These three cases can occur while a child is a Smartick student:
- They see the same content that is being presented in school.
- They see future content or content which has not yet been taught in school but the child demonstrates that they are ready for it.
- They see past content or content that they have already learned in school but have not yet mastered.
Therefore, the Smartick curriculum cannot directly follow that of a school because it would go against our methodology. More importantly, however, it would leave certain concepts unmastered.