Thursday, February 2, 2012

Personalised and Formative

There are a lot of places on the web that will help students build Number knowledge and basic facts recollection.

Sites like Xtra Math offer a few keen advantages.
  • It is intelligent enough to help develop what students don’t know; personalising their learning
  • It focuses on what basic math facts students can recall, not what they can calculate. Three seconds is a carefully selected compromise that is long enough that a relatively slow typist can enter a recalled answer, and short enough so that most finger-counted responses are not erroneously considered fluent. If you increase the interval then you are no longer measuring fluency.
  • It is able to manage a class of students calling each in turn to participate.
  • It is able to help in the communication with parents and provide formative information for parents
  • It has class email updates
  • It comes at no cost although donations are welcome

Have established this now and will begin adding students soon 
Here is the teacher overview video if you want a look.

Getting Started with XtraMath -- for Teachers from XtraMath on Vimeo.

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