How I Use It
I require my students to pass 5 lessons each month so that they have reached 35 passed lessons by our state tests. It is a regular rotation in my guided math groups and I keep students in for study hall who have not met their goals. My homeroom of 20 students have passed 1,341 lessons this year, and my partners room of 21 has passed 940. In this difficult year of changing standards, this is the one thing that has kept our sanity!
This is an incredible tool, but it does have a learning curve for students and teachers. It takes 12 to 15 passed lessons before students really start to understand what it is looking for. This is not a program that you can approach with a wishy-washy commitment and expect results. We had problem running it on our older computers in our district - the games crashed our computers. I can't imagine my math program without it.. Stick to it, and it works.