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Renaissance Learning Accelerated Math Training of Trainers Campbell County, TN 9/26 & 27, /2011 WELCOME!!. What Accelerated Math Does. Generates individualized assignments. Scores, gives immediate feedback , and records progress.

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    1. Renaissance LearningAccelerated MathTraining of Trainers Campbell County, TN9/26 & 27, /2011WELCOME!!

    2. 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

    3. Getting to Know Powerful Math Practice

    4. Why is practice effective? Myelin Sheath Neurons Thicker = faster and better

    5. What makes Practice Powerful? What makes practice powerful? • Appropriate difficulty/challenge 2. Appropriate quantity 3.Distributed review

    6. Let’s practice

    7. Find your name

    8. Class and School

    9. Form Number

    10. Objectives

    11. Work assignments and show the work Inform teacher Allow collaboration p. A23

    12. Select answers

    13. Scoring with the AccelScan Scanner p. A24

    14. Filling out a NEW scan card

    15. 1. Write your name

    16. 2. Check the assignment type

    17. 3. Write the form number

    18. 4. Bubble the form number

    19. 5. Bubble the answers

    20. Scan

    21. 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

    22. Getting to Know Accelerated Math Content

    23. Teachers work through a cycle

    24. An assistant could . . . Accelerated Math can . . .

    25. Ideas behind the design of AM

    26. Questions:

    27. 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

    28. 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

    29. Create an objective list p. A4

    30. Questions:

    31. 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

    32. Add objectives to the Assignment Book

    33. Assign objectives to students

    34. Understand how students advance in their practice

    35. NOW….

    36. Managing objectives

    37. Students practice objective 1

    38. After they score some Practices . . . still working met Criteria 5 out of last 6 correct; 18 problems max. not met

    39. Practices can have multiple objectives Objectives “Ready to Work” Review objectives Any others that you assign p. A37

    40. 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

    41. Printing Your First Practice

    42. Assign objectives and print first practices p. 16

    43. Printing First Assignments

    44. NOW….

    45. Are students ready to test? Criteria for Advancement: 5 out of the last 6 problems correct p. 16

    46. 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

    47. Mastery of an Objective = Mastered Criteria for Mastery of an Objective: 4out of the last 5 problems correct

    48. Edward is ready to test on 3 objectives

    49. The teacher prints a Test for Edward