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What are the Best Practices for Success with Get More Math?
What are the Best Practices for Success with Get More Math?

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Get More Math is designed to help your students master key mathematical concepts and retain those concepts throughout the school year and beyond. 

We have outlined some of our favorite tips to help you make the most of GMM and maximize your students' results!

Daily Goal

  1. Set a daily goal EVERY day to ensure that students earn points from assignment and Spiral Review. Choose the assignment goal so that students have plenty of time to practice in Spiral Review. Results are maximized when students spend time in Mixed Review daily.

  2. Switch to Spiral Review to place the entire class into Spiral Review. Develop the habit of clicking SWITCH TO SPIRAL REVIEW with 1/3 of the class time remaining, even if some students haven't achieved all the points for initial mastery of that day's skill. The optimum division of class time is 1/3rd time teaching the new skill, 1/3rd time in the assignment for the day, and 1/3rd time spent in Spiral Review.

  3. The daily goal is data-driven and relative to each day's workload. The daily goal also holds students accountable.

Assignments
   4. When creating assignments, keep them small: no more than 3 skills.
   5. Your first assignment should be quick and easy for students so they can get
       comfortable with the program. Allow students time to “play” in GMM to become
       familiar with various entry techniques.
   6. Don’t be afraid to include 'easy' questions in an assignment. This helps build
        confidence in some of your lower ability students.
   7. Practice each assignment yourself before you give it to your students. You need
       to make sure you understand the problems and how to enter the answers before
       assigning them. Always do more than what you think to prepare.
   8. Make sure your students are ready to work on their own in GMM before  
       releasing them to their devices. Only assign skills that have been taught them
       first.

9. Give one assignment per day at most.

Spiral Review

    10. If you see TOO MUCH RED in Spiral Review, consider the following options:
          a) You may need fewer skills in Spiral Review.
          b) You may need to give your students more time in Spiral Review. Consider
               taking a few days off from new material and just focus on working in Spiral 
               Review.
   11.  Remember the Switch to Spiral Review button on CLASSES will place the entire
          class directly into SpiralReview.
          This is often helpful for:
            a) A review at the beginning of class. Create a Spiral Review sandwich
            b) A quick change if a lesson isn’t going as planned
            c) Plans for a substitute that is not qualified to teach new material.
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