||PRETEST: In our new Auto Mode, we begin by testing the student with the ten facts in the ZERO'S set (0x1, 0x2, 0x3 etc, but in random order). If these are all correct, we then advance to the ONE'S set. As long as no mistakes are made the student advances. However, if a mistake is made in one or more facts in the set, we wait until all ten facts have been tested and then show which facts were incorrect. At this point, the student then begins the following interventions.
||BooBoo PRACTICE: Next, we have the student practice only the facts that were incorrect (or too slow) in a back and forth pattern. This is done with just two facts at a time since this is within the short term memory limits of all students. For example: 2x2, 2x4, 2x4, 2x2, 2x2, 2x4, 2x4, 2x2, 2x4. This back and forth pattern begins the memory solidification process.
||RETEST (NEW): This has been redesigned to gradually increase difficulty, reduce frustration and improve retention. We now begin with what is called RETEST 1. Here we show two possible choices for each answer for only the ten facts in the set. This stimulates the "recognition memory" centers of student memory and dramatically increases correct responses, as well as further solidifying memory. Once these ten facts are correct in RETEST 1, we advance to RETEST 2. Here, we give the first digit as a clue. For example, in 8x4 we would show 3__, thereby only requiring the student to remember the final digit. When these are passed with 100%, we advance to RETEST 3. In RETEST 3, there are no clues and students must answer all 10 facts correctly. We are betting on the fact that since the student has answered all facts correctly in RETEST 1 & 2, that they will have learned considerably and success will be increased in RETEST 3. As in RETEST 1 & 2, if a math fact is wrong, our cartoon character jumps in to immediately give the correct answer and they begin the set again. If they cannot pass RETEST 3 after 10 Attempts we begin the EVEN/ODD mode.
||EVEN/ODD MODE (NEW): This is Great! Even with the gradual advancement through the RETEST section, a significant number of students will still not be able to pass RETEST 3 in ten Attempts. To avoid frustration, if this happens, the student will be automatically transported to what is called the EVEN/ODD mode. Here, intead of 10 different math facts, the student practices only the five even facts (for example, if doing the two's we would see 2x0, 2x2, 2x4, 2x6, 2x8. By practicing only five facts at a time, it reduces by half the number of facts that the student must remember. Also, by only testing the even facts, it becomes much easier since nearly all students can answer a math fact multiplied by 0 and when a fact is multiplied by 2. So basically, in the new EVEN mode, students only need to remember the three facts - __ x 4, __ x 6 and __ x 8. Since we actually test math facts in groups of ten, students are asked each of these facts twice - further increasing exposure and learning. Once these five even facts are answered correctly three separate times, the student is given a high five and switched over to the odd facts. When the five odd facts are correctly answered three separate times, students are transported to our SpeedTest.
||SPEEDTEST (NEW): The student will now be given ten attempts to get all ten original math facts 100% correct and in less than 25 seconds. At the moment a math fact is answered incorrectly, a cartoon character appears and tells the correct answer and the student then tries the entire set again beginning with fact #1. The incorrect answer is also shown on the lower left of the screen so the student can see their mistake and study before trying again. If, after 10 attempts, the student cannot pass the SpeedTest with 25 seconds or less, they are automatically transported to the Single Facts mode. This means that for the rest of the session, the student will only practice one set of 10 math facts since they obviously need more practice with this particular set of facts before advancing. Rather than frustrating the student and allowing them to advance to the next set of facts, we want to get this "difficult" set of 10 facts thoroughly memorized first. Practicing only one set of facts over and over will further help with solidification of memory during the long-term memory growth process taking place during the AM hours of REM sleep.
||5 MINUTE MODE (NEW): No matter where the student is in the program during your lesson (typically 20-30 minutes), there is one more magical tool at your disposal. When you know there is 5 or 10 minutes left in lesson, yell out in a loud voice - 5 MINUTE MODE!! When student's hear this, they are to click the blue 5 MINUTE MODE button at the top right of the screen. This exits them out of whatever they are currently working on, but loads the first five incorrect facts into one last practice sequence.
RAPID LEARNING OF MULTIPLICATION FACTS
HotDogger is an amazing tool for teaching students the 100 multiplication facts. We combine cartoon characters with a special sequence of visual and auditory memorization strategies to really get those multiplication facts mastered fast!
GIVE US A TRY: Click the icon above to launch the program.
Pick the math fact sets you wish to practice and we'll do the rest. In 5 minutes you'll see students progressing through multiplication facts as our memory strategies begin to "kick-in."
EFFICIENT TRANSFER TO LONG TERM MEMORY
Along with the sequential memorization strategies used in HotDogger, memorization efficiency can be further enhanced with daily practice (especially if done in the morning). We understand you have a busy schedule, but give us 15 minutes every morning for 30 days and the pay-off will be immense: Nearly every one of your students will have achieved 100% mastery of the 100 multiplication facts under this schedule. Even students with moderate learning disabilities will achieve near 100% mastery. Folks, this is not an exaggeration and occurs because of the sophisticated sequential memory strategies working together every second your student is using the program. Sound too good to be true?
TRY THIS CHALLENGE WITH YOUR STUDENTS!
BE IMPRESSED! - USE HOTDOGGER FOR JUST ONE WEEK
1. REGISTER STUDENTS IN DATABASE
Begin by clicking the Blue-Albert (Teacher Login) button at top left. Click the Register link to quickly make a database for your class (or home). You can then add the names of your students to your database. You will also assign a username and password to each student.
2. GIVE STUDENTS THE BASIC PRE-TEST ON FRIDAY
We first want to pin-point which multiplication facts students know and do not know. This will allow you to measure the amount of progress during the week. On Friday morning, have each student complete the Multiplication Basic Test (Pre-Test). Students begin by clicking the Purple-Albert button top left and enter the username and password you gave them when making your database. Students are then taken to the Basic Test which will quickly test them on all 100 multiplication facts. Total test time is only about 5-10 minutes. If a student does not select an answer within 5 seconds, the correct answer flashes on the screen. This prevents frustration and allows the student to type the correct answer and continue with the test (although these are marked as "incorrect" in the database).
3. FIVE DAYS OF MORNING HOTDOGGER
Now comes the magic! After students complete the Pre-Test, tell them to click the HotDogger icon (our surfing Hot Dog) at the bottom of their Pre-Test page (or at the top of mathfactgenius.com). Have students click red "Auto Mode" button and let them loose. Allow them to work for at least 20-30 minutes. HotDogger only advances students to the next set of 10 facts when mastery is demonstrated. When 5-10 minutes remain in the day's session, call out in a nice loud voice - 5 MINUTE MODE! This is the signal to students that they are to click the 5 Minute Mode button at top right. This will end session with a special sequence of practicing only the first five incorrect mth facts. When you are ready for them to end the day's session - have them click the STOP/QUIT button at the bottom of the screen. Give HotDogger as a homework assignment over the weekend. Repeat HotDogger Auto Mode again on Monday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
4. POST-TEST: MEASURE THE PROGRESS!
On Friday morning,we want to measure the progress over the week. Have students take the Basic Test again by clicking the Purple-Albert button and select the Basic Test option. This will be the Post-Test as we want to see how much progress students have actually achieved. After all students complete the Post-Test, we want you to log back in to your database through the Blue-Albert button. Click the Basic Test Results tab and you'll be able to compare individual student test results between the Pre-Test taken the previous Friday with the Post-Test just completed. You will be impressed!
5. THE BOTTOM LINE.....
The amount of progress you'll see in one week should convince you that Math Fact Genius really is a "different" math facts instruction program and far more efficient than any other available. And of course - when a student has reached 100% mastery of the multiplication facts - he/she will be able to learn long division - fractions - and percent at a greatly accelerated pace. In other words, your effectiveness as a math instructor will have increased dramatically and state test scores at the end of the year should be improved as well!
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KEEP TRACK OF STUDENT PROGRESS ALL YEAR LONG
Add student names to your database and keep a permanent record of student performance throughout the year. Our Math Fact Genius database test provides a quick and easy way to assess student mastery of multiplication, addition or subtraction math facts. (Parents can use this as well.) Test details are amazing and surpass any program you've used before! After students complete this 10 minute assessment, you can view the following important information in a student row by row format:
TOTAL PERCENT CORRECT
2. PERCENT CORRECT FOR EACH MATH FACT SET OF 10
3. TOTAL TIME FOR ALL 100 FACTS
4. TOTAL TIME FOR EACH MATH FACT SET OF TEN
5. SPECIFIC MATH FACTS THAT WERE WRONG
6. SPECIFIC MATH FACTS THAT WERE SLOW
7. SPECIFIC MATH FACTS NOT ANSWERED
8. TIME TAKEN TO ANSWER EACH SPECIFIC MATH FACT
You can also print a summary page for each individual student giving not only the above information, but also details on each separate math fact (Parents will love this!). The database also includes the option to print a powerful worksheet activity covering only the math facts that a particular student answered incorrectly making for an excellent homework activity. This Database Version is free through Sept. 15, 2014 as we hope you will give it a try and consider us for the 2014-2015 school year. After adding student names to your personal database (created from the Blue-Albert button above), your student(s) will then login through the Purple-Albert button to begin the assessment. This will test your student on ten math facts at a time (giving a brief rest between sets). In order to avoid frustration and continue steady progress through the test - we flash correct answers onscreen if no answer is given after 7 seconds (although these answers are marked as incorrect in the final report). When students finish the test, they can click the HotDogger link to begin learning the multiplication facts at a pace you never thought possible. To view all your student test results, simply login through the Blue-Albert button above. Results are diplayed for each student in a row by row format. Each row shows the Test Date - Total Percent Correct - Total Time - as well as ten columns showing the percentage correct for each separate set of ten facts! Click the Summary link to the right of a student's name and view details for each of the 100 math facts for that student! Wrong answers are marked with a red "X" - Slow answers marked with a yellow "S" - and facts not answered by 7 seconds are marked with "NA". You'll even see specific answers given for each math fact. After giving the test for the first time (and geting your baseline score), you can immediately start the teaching process by having students begin the HotDogger program (icon at top right). This intelligent multiplication facts teaching tool uses special memory tricks to allow students to learn multiplication facts at a much faster pace than anything you've used before! Give the Purple-Albert assessment test monthly to measure progress. This information is very impressive when shown to parents during conferences. If you're curious about the true power of the Math Fact Genius Hot Dogger program, give the Purple-Albert assessment test on Monday, have students begin Hot Dogger immediately after the test and then do Hot Dogger every day for the rest of the week. On Friday, give the Purple-Albert assessment test once again to students. We think the results will amaze you. While the HotDogger Learning Program is completed for multiplicaiton, our assessment tests can now be given for Addition Sums 0 o 9, Addition Sums 10-18, and Subtraction Top Number 0-9 or 10-18. Later this year we'll be adding HotDogger teaching versions for addition and subtraction.
PRINCIPALS CAN NOW MONITOR CLASSROOM SCORES
Tell your principal they can easily monitor school-wide classroom performance on Math Fact Genius. Your principal creates their own Database from our Principal Login page and chooses their own username and password. Once inside the database, they add the username of each teacher. This will allow them to see a summary of every teacher (classroom) that has completed the test. Classroom information is displayed in a row by row format and includes - Teacher Name - PreTest Average (an average percent correct based on each student's first Pre-Test) - Last Test Average (an average percent correct based on each student's most recent test). There is also a link to view individual test details of any student in any classroom. Wow!
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