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Support and Account Management

Is there any assistance available for using your program?

  • Yes, we offer support through emails to address any queries or concerns you may have.
  • Additionally, we have a comprehensive Q&A page tailored to teachers, providing
    answers to a wide range of common questions.

What should I do if I've lost or forgotten my eSingapore Math password?

  • Simply go to the Login page and click on "Forgot Password."
  • Enter your email and school ID in the form and click Submit. You'll promptly receive an email containing a link to reset your password. Follow the provided link to regain access to your account.

What’s the difference between the admin and teacher accounts?

At E-Singapore Math, we offer both admin and teacher accounts to cater to different roles within the educational ecosystem. The admin account is specifically tailored for managing teachers and students, focusing on broader administrative functions. However, it does not facilitate the detailed review of classwork or specific mistakes made by individual students.

On the other hand, teacher accounts are equipped with comprehensive features to enhance the teaching and learning experience. With a teacher account, educators can seamlessly assign lessons, homework, and practice to students. Importantly, teachers can delve into the specifics, reviewing mistakes made by individual students. This functionality provides valuable insights into student progress and allows for targeted guidance and support.

In essence, while the admin account focuses on administrative management, teacher accounts are designed to empower educators with tools for effective lesson planning, assignment management, and personalized student support.

What is the minimum number of students on a classroom plan?

The classroom plan in eSingapore Math requires a minimum of 15 students.

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Program Walkthrough for Teachers

Is there a video for teachers that shows how to use eSingapore Math?

Absolutely! We understand that getting started with a new program can be a learning curve, and we're here to support you. Check out our dedicated webinar designed for teachers new to eSingapore Math. This comprehensive video guide provides a detailed walkthrough, offering valuable insights on navigating the program and effectively using the features of our platform. To access this informative session, simply follow the link below:
https://youtu.be/5-m2OGZsuY8?si=mFoZsV1yRJ-A4Kyx

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Diagnostic Assessment

How is the Diagnostic Assessment implemented in your program?

The diagnostic assessment serves as a comprehensive evaluation of your students' math proficiency. Divided into 8 concise tests, it zeroes in on key mathematical topics crucial for elementary learners. This method allows us to gauge your students' strong points and pinpoint any areas that may require additional attention. 

The beauty of it? Each test is designed to take only 15 to 30 minutes, ensuring a brief and stress-free experience for your students. We assess their knowledge in fundamental areas such as numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and more. It's an efficient and valuable tool to ensure your students are on the right trajectory in their mathematical journey!

How long should it take my students to complete the diagnostic assessment?

Your students are expected to complete the initial diagnostic assessment within approximately 15-30 minutes. This concise and targeted assessment is designed to efficiently evaluate their current level of understanding and knowledge in order to tailor the subsequent lessons to their individual needs. The brief duration ensures a focused and effective diagnostic process, allowing the program to quickly adapt and provide a personalized learning path for each student.

When do I need to reassess students with the diagnostic assessment?

Given our approach, students advance to the next lesson and unit only after achieving a passing score of 80% or higher, ensuring a solid understanding of concepts. We don't prescribe a specific timeframe for reassessment, as mastery is continuously reinforced.

However, teachers have the flexibility to decide when to reevaluate students. It's important to note that reassessing students will reset their learning progress, creating a new learning path based on the latest diagnostic results. You can compare results from up to four diagnostic tests for reference.

What happens if I click on 'Re-diagnose' for any topic?

If you choose to re-diagnose a topic, your student will be prompted to retake the diagnostic test. Should the new results prove better than the previous ones, the program will dynamically adjust, delivering lessons tailored to the improved understanding. However, it's essential to note that opting for a re-diagnosis will reset all prior progress on that particular topic.

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Program Information

Do you have a brief description of the ESingapore Math Program?

E-Singapore Math offers a comprehensive online Singapore Math curriculum designed for students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Key features of our program include:

  1. Video-Based Learning: Engage with instructional video tutorials, providing a multimedia learning experience.
  2. Practice Opportunities: Each lesson includes assisted practice and on-target practice to reinforce concepts, along with gamified additional practice for a more interactive learning approach.
  3. Assessment Tools: Benefit from a complete test bank covering all grades and units, allowing for thorough assessment and evaluation of student progress.
  4. Personalized Learning Path: Our curriculum adopts a personalized learning approach. It starts with a diagnostic assessment to tailor lessons according to each student's knowledge and skills.
  5. Teacher and School Accounts: School accounts come equipped with admin, teacher, and student portals. These portals offer detailed statistics and reporting tools to track and analyze student performance.
  6. Teacher Features: Teacher accounts empower educators to assign lessons, differentiate instruction, create student groups, and deliver targeted instruction, remediation, and enrichment to cater to diverse learning needs.

Does eSingapore Math work on all devices, including desktops, laptops, and iPads?

Yes, eSingapore Math is compatible with desktops, laptops, iPads, and other devices, ensuring flexibility in usage. However, to optimize your experience, make sure your device has the latest operating system (OS) updates. For the best performance, we recommend using the Chrome browser.

Is there a knowledge base of videos for teachers?

Absolutely! We provide a wealth of resources for teachers in the form of webinars covering various Singapore Math topics. These informative sessions are available on our YouTube channel, accessible through the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/@singaporemath1343

I’m a Math Specialist but have no formal training in Singapore math - can eSingapore help me understand the curriculum and show how to solve problems step-by-step?

Absolutely! E-Singapore Math is an excellent resource for Math Specialists seeking to familiarize themselves with the Singapore Math curriculum, even without formal training. Our platform offers instructional video tutorials that comprehensively cover each lesson. These tutorials serve as a valuable tool to help you understand the curriculum and guide you through solving problems step-by-step.

By leveraging our guided practice sessions, you can gain hands-on experience and build confidence in implementing the Singapore Math approach. Whether you're new to the curriculum or looking to enhance your expertise, E-Singapore Math provides the support and resources needed for effective teaching and problem-solving.

How does E-Singapore Math support teachers using a Singapore textbook program, especially those new to the method or lacking Professional Development?

Activating the eSingapore's adaptive learning path for your class is a valuable support for teachers using the Singapore Math textbook program, especially those new to the method or lacking Professional Development. This feature delivers high-quality instruction, ensures student mastery, and efficiently saves teachers precious time. 

The eSingapore's adaptive learning path alleviates the need for teachers to possess in-depth knowledge of the textbook and teacher guide, allowing them to focus on monitoring student progress and providing targeted assistance to those who may be struggling. Teachers can also gradually learn the Singapore method over time by attending our webinars and taking advantage of other professional development opportunities.

I’m looking for a math fact fluency program for number sense and automaticity - would eSingapore Math be a good fit for students in our school?

Absolutely! eSingapore Math is an ideal choice for fostering math fact fluency, number sense, and automaticity in students. Our platform offers concise and engaging instructional videos designed to focus on key concepts, ensuring a strong foundation in number sense. The guided practice sessions further reinforce these skills, allowing students to apply their knowledge and develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

In addition to traditional practice, eSingapore Math provides extensive targeted practice, including gamified exercises. These interactive activities not only make learning enjoyable but also contribute to the development of automaticity, enhancing students' ability to recall math facts with speed and accuracy. For schools aiming to strengthen math fact fluency, eSingapore Math is a highly effective and engaging solution.

Do the games count toward topic mastery, or are they separate?

While games play a crucial role in promoting interactive learning, their results are not factored into the determination of a student's mastery of specific topics. They serve as a supplementary tool to enhance engagement and provide additional practice opportunities for a well-rounded learning experience. In our program, topic mastery is assessed through on-target practice exercises and assessments.

How does eSingapore incorporate the CPA method into its curriculum?

The eSingapore Math curriculum strategically employs the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) method to foster a comprehensive understanding of mathematical concepts. The instructional videos and practice materials are structured to guide students through a learning progression that starts with concrete contexts, shifts to visual representations, and ultimately supports the development of abstract mathematical thinking. This intentional design ensures that students transition seamlessly from hands-on experiences to visual modeling, cultivating a strong foundation in mathematical understanding across all grades.

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Professional Development

Does Esingapore math provide free teacher training?

Yes, E-Singapore Math offers complimentary teacher training through informative webinars covering various aspects of the Singapore Math curriculum. Teachers have the flexibility to attend any or all of these webinars to familiarize themselves with the program. To access the training sessions, you can find the registration link prominently displayed at the top of our homepage within the banner. 

Additionally, for your convenience, recorded sessions of past events are available on our YouTube channel. You can watch these recordings by following the provided link below: https://www.youtube.com/@singaporemath1343

We encourage teachers to take advantage of these resources to enhance their understanding and proficiency in utilizing the E-Singapore Math program effectively.

What kind of Professional Development do you provide?

At E-Singapore Math, we offer comprehensive Professional Development opportunities for teachers, available in both onsite and online formats. Our Professional Development covers a range of essential topics, including the Singapore method, CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach, Bar Modeling, Fractions, and more.

For those seeking a more in-depth understanding, we conduct specialized four-week courses, providing thorough insights into various aspects of the curriculum. These courses are typically scheduled during Spring and Summer, offering educators an opportunity for immersive learning.

To participate in our Professional Development sessions or enroll in our courses, we encourage you to register through the link prominently displayed at the top of our homepage within the banner. Your commitment to professional growth is invaluable, and we look forward to supporting your journey with our dedicated training initiatives.

Does eSingapore have embedded Professional Development in its curriculum?

Yes, at E-Singapore Math, we understand the importance of continuous learning for teachers. Our curriculum is designed with embedded Professional Development elements. Every lesson commences with a concise instructional video tutorial, serving as a valuable training resource for teachers. 

These tutorials provide insight into the application of the Singapore method, offering a deeper understanding of how specific concepts are taught. By engaging with these tutorials, teachers gain proficiency in addressing various mathematical topics and are better equipped to guide students through the subsequent set of practice problems. It's our commitment to supporting educators in their professional development journey and ensuring the effective implementation of the curriculum in the classroom.

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Remediation, Assigning Lessons, Practice and Games

How do I assign review or remedial work to my students?

At E-Singapore Math, we understand the importance of tailored review and remedial work for students. To facilitate this, you can seamlessly assign lessons focusing on specific topics to address any gaps in prior knowledge or reinforce concepts.
Here's a step-by-step guide on providing remediation by topic:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Click on 'More.'
  3. Navigate to 'Math by Topic.'
  4. Select the grade level from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click on the desired topic and lessons within that topic.
  6. Assign the selected lessons to your students.

This intuitive process allows you to customize review or remediation plans, ensuring that students receive targeted support where needed. By assigning lessons across different grades and topics, you can gradually build student understanding and strengthen their foundation in the curriculum.

How do I assign lessons or practice to my students?

Assigning lessons or practice to your students is a straightforward process. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Choose the relevant Grade.
  3. Navigate to the unit, topic, and specific lessons within that topic.
  4. Mark the lessons by checking the corresponding boxes.
  5. Click on the "Assign" button located in the top row.
  6. Select your students, group, or the entire class.
  7. Finalize the assignment by clicking the "Assign" button at the bottom.

Please note that you can quickly preview any lesson or practice by clicking on it. This makes assigning targeted lessons and practice to your students seamless.

How do I assign games?

You can effortlessly assign games that target specific topics, making practice more enjoyable for students.

Here's a step-by-step guide on assigning topic-specific games for students:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Click on 'More.'
  3. Navigate to Games.'
  4. Select the grade level from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click on the desired topic and games within that topic.
  6. Assign the selected games to your students.

Does eSingapore have tools that teachers can use to identify and remediate deficient skills?

Yes, eSingapore Math offers teachers effective tools to identify and remediate deficient skills in students. By utilizing the Adaptive Learning path, teachers can guide students through personalized lessons that adapt to their individual needs.

Additionally, for educators who prefer more control over the remediation process, administering placement tests and intervention tests is recommended. These tests help identify specific gaps in students' knowledge, allowing teachers to assign targeted lessons that address and reinforce those areas of deficiency.

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Hybrid Learning

Is eSingapore suitable for hybrid learning?

Yes, eSingapore Math is exceptionally well-suited for hybrid learning models, offering versatility for both in-classroom and at-home environments. In the classroom, teachers can use our curriculum to deliver engaging lessons, leveraging instructional videos and guided practice. The flexibility of our platform allows teachers to seamlessly transition between in-person and remote learning scenarios.

Moreover, students can continue their learning journey at home, accessing instructional videos and practicing independently. This fosters continuity in their studies and empowers students to take charge of their learning, making it a seamless and effective experience whether in the classroom or at home.

How can we use eSingapore Math for hybrid learning?

Teachers can use the instructional videos to facilitate both in-classroom and at-home learning, ensuring continuity and reinforcement of concepts covered in class. Homework and independent practice can be easily assigned through our platform, providing students with targeted exercises to reinforce their understanding. The robust reporting feature offers instant insights into student progress, enabling teachers to track performance and tailor their instruction accordingly.

In a more advanced scenario, teachers can assign lessons with instructional tutorials and basic practice for students to complete at home ahead of time. This approach allows teachers to optimize valuable class time for collaborative problem-solving, discussions, and addressing specific challenges students may encounter.

To further enhance differentiation, teachers have the option to enable personalized learning for each student, ensuring that the curriculum adapts to individual needs. 

The seamless integration of in-classroom and at-home components, coupled with the adaptability of the curriculum, makes eSingapore Math a powerful tool for educators navigating the complexities of hybrid learning environments.

Is eSingapore suitable for the University-Model learning?

Yes, eSingapore Math is an excellent choice for the University-Model learning approach due to its versatile design. The program seamlessly integrates into the University-Model learning framework, offering valuable resources for both in-classroom and at-home learning.

With eSingapore Math, students and educators benefit from instant access to instructional video tutorials and practice materials, creating a cohesive learning experience. This design aligns with the structure of the University-Model, where students divide their time between on-campus classroom instruction and home-based learning.

The program's adaptability allows for effective implementation in a University-Model setting, providing educators with the tools to reinforce concepts in class and extend learning through accessible online resources. This combination ensures that students can engage with the curriculum, receive guidance from instructors, and continue their learning journey independently.

The versatility and accessibility of eSingapore Math make it well-suited for the dynamic and collaborative learning environment promoted by the University-Model approach.

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Alignment to Dimensions Math

Can I use eSingapore Math alongside Dimensions Math in my classroom?

Yes. eSingapore Math is designed to complement Dimensions Math. Teachers can integrate eSingapore Math's personalized learning path, instructional videos, and gamified practice to enhance and support the learning experience alongside Dimensions Math.

How can I incorporate eSingapore Math with Dimensions Math lessons?

We understand the importance of staying on track with the textbook. Instead of aligning lessons chronologically, you can align them thematically. Assign lessons in eSingapore based on the specific topics covered in Dimensions Math during that time. This approach allows for flexibility in lesson planning while ensuring the content is relevant to the classroom instruction.

You can also use eSingapore Math for additional practice, reinforcement, and personalized learning to support the concepts covered in Dimensions Math lessons.

How can eSingapore Math help with remediation for students using Dimensions Math?

eSingapore Math provides an adaptive learning path, allowing teachers to identify and address gaps in students' understanding. Teachers can assign specific lessons or topics in eSingapore Math to target areas where students may need additional support, aligning with the content covered in Dimensions Math.

How can eSingapore Math support educators teaching word problem-solving with bar models in Dimensions Math?

eSingapore Math offers gamified practice that specifically targets word problem-solving using bar models. Teachers can assign engaging activities in eSingapore Math to reinforce the bar modeling techniques covered in Dimensions Math, providing students with a fun and effective way to master this challenging skill.

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Alignment to Eureka Math

Is eSingapore Math compatible with Eureka Math in a classroom setting?

Absolutely. eSingapore Math can be used alongside Eureka Math to provide additional resources, personalized learning paths, and gamified practice. It enhances the learning experience and helps reinforce concepts covered in Eureka Math.

How can I integrate eSingapore Math with Eureka Math lessons?

Teachers can use eSingapore Math as a supplementary resource for Eureka Math providing students with extra practice and support.

Rather than adhering to a strict chronological alignment, consider assigning lessons in eSingapore based on the specific topics covered in Eureka Math during that period. This method provides flexibility in your planning while keeping the content directly applicable to your classroom instruction.

In what ways can eSingapore Math support remediation for students in Eureka Math?

eSingapore Math offers targeted practice and adaptive learning, making it an effective tool for remediation. Teachers can use eSingapore Math to assign lessons that focus on specific concepts where students may require additional reinforcement, complementing the content covered in Eureka Math.

In what ways does eSingapore Math assist educators in teaching word problem-solving with bar models, considering Eureka Math's use of tape diagrams?

Tape diagrams and bar models are one and the same thing.  Both refer to a visual representation used in problem-solving where bars or segments are used to illustrate quantities and relationships.

eSingapore Math provides interactive and gamified practice that aligns with the use of tape diagrams in Eureka Math. Educators can assign activities in eSingapore Math to reinforce the bar modeling techniques inherent in tape diagrams, offering students an enjoyable learning experience while mastering word problem-solving.

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Alignment to Math in Focus

Can I use eSingapore Math in conjunction with Math in Focus?

Yes. eSingapore Math aligns well with Math in Focus. Teachers can use eSingapore Math to reinforce concepts, provide personalized learning paths, and offer gamified practice alongside Math in Focus materials.

How do I incorporate eSingapore Math into my Math in Focus curriculum?

Teachers can seamlessly integrate eSingapore Math with Math in Focus. Use eSingapore Math for additional practice, reinforcement, and personalized learning. Assign specific lessons or topics in eSingapore Math that correspond to the Math in Focus curriculum.

How does eSingapore Math assist with remediation for students following Math in Focus?

eSingapore Math's personalized learning path is designed to identify and address individual student needs. Teachers can assign lessons in eSingapore Math that correspond to topics where students may have gaps in understanding, aligning seamlessly with the Math in Focus curriculum.

How can eSingapore Math aid educators in teaching word problem-solving with bar models alongside Math in Focus?

eSingapore Math's gamified practice is designed to complement the teaching of word problem-solving with bar models in Math in Focus. Educators can utilize eSingapore Math to assign activities that reinforce bar modeling techniques, providing students with an interactive and enjoyable way to enhance their skills in solving word problems.

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Alignment to Primary Mathematics

Does eSingapore Math work well with Primary Mathematics?

Absolutely. eSingapore Math complements Primary Mathematics. Teachers can leverage eSingapore Math's adaptive learning path, instructional videos, and gamified practice to enhance the learning experience alongside Primary Mathematics.

How can I utilize eSingapore Math alongside Primary Mathematics lessons?

Teachers can use eSingapore Math as a valuable supplement to Primary Mathematics. You can assign specific lessons or topics in eSingapore Math to align with the Primary Mathematics curriculum, providing students with additional support and targeted practice.

Can eSingapore Math be used for remediation alongside Primary Mathematics?

Absolutely. eSingapore Math's adaptive learning path and targeted practice are powerful tools for remediation. Teachers can assign specific lessons in eSingapore Math to focus on areas where students may need additional support, reinforcing concepts covered in Primary Mathematics.

Can eSingapore Math support educators in teaching word problem-solving with bar models in conjunction with Primary Mathematics?

Absolutely. eSingapore Math offers fun and interactive gamified practice to reinforce the bar modeling techniques covered in Primary Mathematics. Educators can assign specific activities in eSingapore Math, providing students with an engaging way to develop and master their skills in solving word problems.

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Tests

Can you provide details about the tests in the eSingapore Math program?

In the eSingapore Math program, teachers have access to a variety of tests to support effective assessment and personalized learning. These include:

  1. Diagnostic Assessment: This comprehensive test evaluates students' math skills across eight key topics, offering insights into their strengths and areas for improvement.
  2. Placement Test: Designed to determine the appropriate starting point for a student within a grade level, ensuring a personalized learning experience.
  3. Pre-tests and Post-tests: Available for each unit and grade, allowing teachers to assess students' understanding before and after instruction, tracking progress over time.
  4. Intervention Tests: Targeted assessments for identifying and addressing specific areas of weakness, providing focused support to enhance student mastery.
  5. Grade Tests: These tests, available in each grade, evaluate overall proficiency in the subject matter, helping teachers gauge students' readiness to advance.
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Progress Reports and Statistics

What reports and statistics does eSingapore Math provide?

Our reporting system offers color-coded, user-friendly reports that provide real-time insights into student progress. Teachers can analyze progress at three levels: overall progress, by topic/chapter/unit, and by lesson. These reports help educators understand class performance, identify areas of strength or struggle, and adjust instructional focus.

Additionally, detailed topic-level information and student activity logs enable teachers to monitor daily learning, track scores, and identify students who may need additional support or are misplaced. The analytics empower teachers to optimize class time effectively.

Does eSingapore Math provide immediate feedback?

Yes, you can easily track your students' progress through the Reports section on our website. The data is presented in terms of completeness and average scores. Units, topics, and lessons highlighted in red and yellow indicate areas where a student may be facing challenges. For a more detailed view of your students' daily learning activities, including time spent on lessons, you can access the 'See Activity Log' feature.

How can I view the Adaptive Learning Progress Reports of my class and individual students?

To view the Adaptive Learning Progress Reports for your class and individual students, click on the "More" tab and then select "Adaptive Learning Progress" from the menu. This section provides detailed insights into each student's progress across the eight main topics of elementary mathematics.

How can teachers interpret the percentages by topic in the Adaptive Learning Progress section?

In the Adaptive Learning Progress section, the percentages by topic represent the mastery level of each student in specific math topics. A higher percentage indicates a better understanding, while a lower percentage suggests areas that may need further attention. This feature allows teachers to assess and address individual student needs, guiding instructional decisions effectively.

When does the weekly completeness report reset for the 'Time practiced this week' metric?

The 'Time practiced this week' metric resets every Sunday, providing a weekly overview of the practice duration and progress made by students. This regular reset ensures that the completeness report accurately reflects the recent learning activities of students, helping both parents and teachers stay informed about their engagement with eSingapore Math on a weekly basis.

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Scope and Sequence

How can I access the scope and sequence in eSingapore Math?

Teachers can explore the program's scope and sequence by logging into their teacher account and clicking on the Program tab in the left menu. On the Program page, select the desired grade. This reveals all units on the left, topics and lessons in the middle, allowing teachers to navigate through the curriculum's structure for comprehensive planning and understanding.

What distinguishes the format of eSingapore Math from traditional Singapore Math books?

E-Singapore Math departs from the format of traditional Singapore Math books by offering an innovative online curriculum that incorporates personalized learning paths, instructional videos, and gamified practice. While aligned with the Singapore Math syllabus, eSingapore enhances the learning experience beyond the traditional textbook approach.

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Adaptive Learning

How does the Adaptive Learning Path contribute to mastery in my classroom?

The Adaptive Learning Path is designed to foster mastery among your students. By allowing them to move forward only after achieving a score of 80% or higher, it ensures a solid foundation in each concept.

Why can't my students skip a lesson or move to another topic when following the Adaptive Learning Path?

Singapore Math, mastery is fundamental. When your students follow the Adaptive Learning Path, they can progress to the next lesson only after achieving a score of 80% or higher on the previous one. This approach ensures a robust understanding of concepts before advancing, supporting effective learning in the classroom

How can I assess whether students need additional support when they are following the adaptive learning path?

To evaluate a student's performance on the adaptive learning path, navigate to the 'Adaptive Learning Progress' section by clicking on 'More.' Here, you'll find detailed insights into each student's progress across the eight core topics in elementary mathematics. This feature allows you to identify specific areas where students may need extra help, enabling you to provide targeted support and intervention as needed.

Where do I find Adaptive Learning Progress Reports?

To view the reports, click "More" and select "Adaptive Learning Progress" for detailed insights into each student's progress across eight main math topics.

How do I interpret percentages in the Adaptive Learning Progress section?

Percentages by topic show student mastery levels. Higher percentages mean better understanding, while lower ones signal areas needing attention. This aids teachers in addressing individual student needs and guiding instruction.

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