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## What Accelerated Math Does

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**Renaissance LearningAccelerated MathTraining of Trainers**Campbell County, TN9/26 & 27, /2011WELCOME!!**What Accelerated Math Does**Generates individualized assignments Scores, gives immediate feedback, and records progress Identifies which concepts students understand and which they are struggling with Empowers each student to take control of learning**Getting to Know**Powerful Math Practice**Why is practice effective?**Myelin Sheath Neurons Thicker = faster and better**What makes Practice Powerful?**What makes practice powerful? • Appropriate difficulty/challenge 2. Appropriate quantity 3.Distributed review**Work assignments and show the work**Inform teacher Allow collaboration p. A23**Principles of Effective Practice**• Dedicate time to practice • Practice what you need to practice • Practice until you know it • Let instruction inform practice and let practice inform instruction • Practice boosts confidence • Review cements learning**Getting to Know**Accelerated Math Content**An assistant could . . .**Accelerated Math can . . .**What is a Library?**• A library is a group of math objectives • Each library contains all the objectives for a single grade or course; for example, Grade 5 Library or Algebra 1 Library • You choose which library(s) to use for your class**What is an Objective?**• An objective is a math concept; for example: Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions • You assign objectives to students and Accelerated Math generates the assignment • Use existing objective order or reorder objectives to match your curriculum**Create an objective list**p. A4**Adding a Library**• Review the Library Guide and Scope and Sequence • Print Objective List (RP) or Class Objectives List (Desktop) Report • Reorder objectives to match your curriculum (optional) • Set state tags**Understand how students**advance in their practice**After they score some Practices . . .**still working met Criteria 5 out of last 6 correct; 18 problems max. not met**Practices can have multiple objectives**Objectives “Ready to Work” Review objectives Any others that you assign p. A37**A closer look at the practice criteria**7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 14 17 18 18 18 14 17 17 14 14 17 18 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6**Are students ready to test?**Criteria for Advancement: 5 out of the last 6 problems correct p. 16**A closer look at the test criteria**4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10**Mastery of an Objective**= Mastered Criteria for Mastery of an Objective: 4out of the last 5 problems correct