Apps @ ASchool.us
About Math Facts:
- A need to create relevant data for my Computer Applications students to analyze. I wanted information that the students could generate and download without my help.
- The need to assess where students are struggling with their math facts.
- Do all of this without putting a greater load on the teacher.
Why you should use Apps@aschool.us?Apps@aschool.us helps both the student and teacher understand exactly where the student is struggling and provides tools to help remedy the problem. Any teacher that has given math facts tests knows that it can take a significant amount of time to grade the test much less trying to determine where the problems are. Math Facts keeps track of which problems a student gets wrong and allows them to focus on practicing just those problems. You can also focus on just the problems that are the slowest to help bring up your proficiency.
Math Facts originated as a Christmas vacation project to help me keep my programming skills up to date. I quickly saw the potential to integrate it into my Computer Applications class "Database" unit. I thought it might engage students to be able analyze their own information and see if they could find any patterns in it.
I quickly saw the potential to use this in my 5th to 8th grade classroom to be able to see how their math facts were doing. If you look at the results from my Algebra I Math Facts study. This simple study showed a strong relationship between a students speed with multiplication tables and their Algebra I grade in two different classrooms taught by two different teachers.
After showing Math Facts to a few other teachers, who got all excited about it's potential, it has evolved into what it is now:
A program the empowers teachers and students to learn more effectively.