OUR NEW DATABASE MATH FACT GENIUS IS HERE! CLICK HERE to Give it a Go!
QUICK BASIC ASSESSMENT
Unlike our current Math Fact Genius, our new Database Version includes a very helpful basic assessment. This should be used at the beginning of the year and again each month to determine mastery and progress. The basic assessment is used to quickly assess your student's knowledge and mastery of math facts. It does not correct students when a wrong answer is given, in fact, students can click the "H" button for Help to view the correct answer. These "H" answers are marked as incorrect in the student's database.
RECORD RESULTS FOR ALL STUDENTS
Our database version keeps permanent records for your students all year long. You begin by adding student names into the database and giving each student their own username and password. The student can then log in to their personal test from any location using their own username and password.
POWERFUL TEACHER/STUDENT SUMMARY PAGE
The teacher/student summary page allows teachers to view all student test results in a row by row format. If you have 25 students, you'll see 25 rows of test information. Student names are listed in the far left column and can be viewed - alphabetically, by grade, test not taken or even by percent correct. Other columns in the student information row include - percent correct and total time. You'll also see another 10 columns for viewing the percent correct for each set of ten facts (0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's). In other words, at one glance you'll have a detailed view of all important math fact information. By the way, the database section includes assessments for two difficulty levels for addition and subtraction. Our new "Principal" section also allows your school principal (with teacher permission) to view results for each classroom as well!
iPAD Version Now Available A new and improved version of Math Fact Genius
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IT'S A FACT: Students who truly know all 100 multiplication facts will learn faster have greatly improved end of year State Math Test Scores.
In the timed end of year state math test you have approximately 1 hour to complete the test.
Truly knowing all 100 multiplication facts (called Fluency) = More Test Problems Completed in the Allotted Time.
TESTING OF THE 100 MULTIPLICATION FACTS
Math Fact Genius will quickly test your student(s) on all 100
multiplication facts (0 through 9's). At the end of the test you'll get a report on which facts are mastered and which are not. This report also gives details on each math fact separately, including the answer given and how long it took to answer each fact. Multiplication Facts are tested in groups of ten facts per set (zero's, one's, two's, three's etc). At the end of each set your student gets a moment to relax while one of our 20 cartoon characters discusses their performance on the set of 10 math facts. When your student is ready, they click START to begin the next set of 10 facts. This ability to rest between sets greatly reduces stress and frustration.
IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK Immediate feedback means a student is informed immediately whether their answer is right or wrong. It is a luxury that is usually not found in classroom education but is priceless when it comes to accelerating the learning process. So, when a mistake is made, we don't ignore it - one of our animated characters appears on the screen to discuss the mistake - and even throws in a little humor from time to time.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
After the "Immediate Feedback" given by our cartoon character when a multiplication fact is answered incorrectly, we engage in a sequence that really kicks-in the learning process. Instead of just resuming the "test" - we jump to a special "practice page" that shows 10 math facts on the screen: 8 of which are the mistake that was just made and 2 are the previously incorrect multiplication fact. How's that for brain stimulation! If a mistake is made when answering one of these practice math fact, our cartoon character jumps in again to teach the answer and the student must then start the practice set over again. In other words, the main test won't continue until your student can answer the math fact they just got wrong. The bottom line - the efficiency of this "Error/Practice" sequence is nothing short of amazing for enabling students to learn and memorize the 100 multiplication facts faster than anything on the planet! Success is maintained and frustration is minimized since only two different math facts are shown on the practice page using multiple choice answers - well within the short term memory capabilities of nearly all students. There's no way around it.... Complete mastery of the multiplication facts requires practice, but unlike other math fact programs - Math Fact Genius concentrates this practice on just the math facts that the student answers incorrectly or too slowly. Yes! we said "too slowly!" At the beginning of the test you can also select how many seconds you want to give the student before the computer marks a math fact as incorrect (and moving onto the next math fact). Default is 5 seconds, but you can also give them up to 10 seconds.
MEMORY ENHANCEMENT TRICKS When all 10 practice facts
are answered correctly from the Error/Practice page, testing resumes in the main test area, however, to insure short term mastery, we "back-up"
one multiplication fact prior to the mistake. This not only encourages the student to pay more attention, but also stimulates the "SEARCH" mechanisms of the brain that are necessary for establishing human memory. For example, to lock any piece of information into the long-term memory, it requires not only "exposure" to the information (the teaching process) but also "recall" (saying the answer when questioned). Before creating Math Fact Genius, we researched the science of human memory acquisitiion very carefully and understand the importance of using search & recall in the learning process. In fact, when you look at the logic behind our Error/Practice page, you'll see it is nothing but an intense "search and recall" exercise. Studies of human memory have also shown that combining auditory learning (provided by our talking characters) with our visual learning strategies, results in even faster learning of material. You might also find it interesting that during the deep stages of sleep, the human brain actually grows more connections (dendrites) in the long term memory centers of the brain. These new memories are created from information that experienced repetetitive exposure during the previous day. In otherwords, Math Fact Genius is working hard even while your student is sleeping at 2AM in the morning!
DETAILED TEST RESULTS
Currently, on the final page after the test, we display important information about your student's test. This includes: TOTAL TIME - # WRONG and # ANSWERED SLOWLY. This can be <PRINTED> for your records to monitor progress and also used to motivate the student to try again for a faster time. From this page you can also click a link to view a detailed Test Summary Table that shows all 100 multliplication facts including your student's answer and Time it took to answer each individual multiplication fact. To make it easy to view the details of math facts your student had trouble answering - we code wrong answers with a red "X" and slow answers with a yellow "S."
COMPARE STUDENT TEST SCORES by GRADE, SCHOOL, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY
Our new 3.0 version gives you the option to compare your student's scores to other students who have taken the Math Fact Genius (MFG) test. This is optional and allows you to compare by different categories including - Worldwide - Country - State - City - and even School District and soon by School. Since the goal of MFG is to have your student reach fluency for all 100 multiplication facts (say them quickly and easily), we use "TIME" as the criteria for comparison rankings. In other words, we want to know "how long" it took your student to answer all 100 multiplication facts correctly. This is actually the most important measurement for monitoring performance and progress since "true learning" will immediately be seen as a faster time on the test. The timer is only "ON" during the main test phase and stops immediately during the practice section when a fact is incorrect. The timer stays OFF through the entire Error/Practice set and begins upon returning to the main testing area. This not only makes the Final Time more relevant for what we are trying to measure, but also greatly reduces student frustration when getting answers wrong. There is, however, a slight penalty built into the timer for a wrong answer: After your student completes the "Error/Practice Set", and returns to the main test area, they must now begin two math facts prior to their mistake (thereby adding just a few seconds to their time).
COMPARE SCORES BY DIFFERENT TIME INTERVALS
You will also be able to see how your student perfoms in comparison to other students by time intervals as well. For example, you can choose to see how well students have done for the past 24 hours, past week, past month or all time! Math Fact Genius also can be set to display the "last 10" scores from your local computer, thereby greatly encouraging "self-competition."
FOLLOW-UP WORKSHEET PRACTICE As they say on TV... Hold on there's more... We also disigned an intelligent practice worksheet activity that is custom made from only the math facts that were wrong or answered slowly during the test. The worksheet activity (seen below) uses a very special sequential memorization strategy to further enhance multiplication fact mastery. These make a great follow-up activity in the classroom and again for homework.
AFTER THE TEST - PRINT A POWERFUL PRACTICE WORKSHEET
After finishing the 5 minute test, you will not only see all test details including total time, right and wrong answers, percent correct and student ranking,
but you will also have the option to print a powerful practice worksheet of only the facts that were wrong or answered too slowly.
The image below shows a sample of how the worksheet is organized. Notice how we use dots for tracing and increase difficulty with each row.
This is a fantastic follow-up that can be used as a class assignment or homework activity.