Getting Started with Accelerated Math

When you start using Accelerated Math, first you need to add your personnel, students, courses, and classes. Then, in Accelerated Math, you set up or choose an objective list for each class, set up groups if necessary, assign objectives, and generate the first assignments.

Setup Tasks

Before you start using Accelerated Math, administrators or other non-teaching staff need to perform setup tasks on your Renaissance site.

Accelerated Math Setup Tasks

Managing Student Work

The Assignment Book and Extended Response pages show you when unscored assignments were generated. (In the Assignment Book, dates more than three school days ago are in boldface.) The Assignment Book also shows you when students are ready to test.

Use the drop-down list(s) at the top of these pages to switch to a different group, class, or school if necessary.

In the Assignment Book, the Action column shows you which students need you to do the following:

  • Assign more objectives
  • Generate an assignment
  • Generate a test
  • Intervene

Click the link to start the action. Links above the student list allow you to generate assignments for all students with no work or to generate exercises or diagnostic tests for all students who need intervention.

Use the Popup Text in the Assignment Book

In the Assignment Book, you can move your mouse pointer over items to see more information. Move the mouse over an assignment to see the form number (or "Online") and objective range as shown in the example above.

On the pages for assigning objectives, generating assignments, or changing the status of objectives for multiple students, when you see objective numbers, but not their names, move the mouse over the number to see the objective and library names. (The objective descriptions are also listed at the top of these pages.)

Hover your mouse pointer over symbols to see their names. (You can also click Legend.)

View Student Details

On the Assignment Book or Extended Response page, click a student's name to go to the Student Detail page and see the following:

  • Outstanding and recent assignments
  • Status of objectives

You can also regenerate outstanding paper assignments and regenerate TOPS Reports for scored assignments.

For more information, see Viewing Student Details.

View Sample Problems or Worked Problems

Before you assign an objective, you may find it helpful to see an example of the type of problem that will appear on the assignment. Depending on your subscription, you may also see worked examples for some objectives; worked examples show the steps in solving a sample problem and the answer.

  1. In your Assignment Book, click Manage Objectives.
  2. Scroll through the list to find the objective.
  3. To see a sample problem, click next to the objective name.
  4. If the icon is available, click it to see a worked example.

If you want to see sample problems for an entire library or a list of the objectives in a library, go to the Libraries page and then click the library name. On the Library Detail page, click one of the documents under Library Documentation.

Search for Objectives or View Standards

On many pages that list objectives, you can search for objectives or view related standards.

When you see the icon, click it to search for specific objectives. Enter key terms in the window that appears and click Search. The list will be limited to the objectives that matched your search. If you want to list all objectives again, click Show All.

When you see the arrow at the top of a list of objectives, click it to see the standards related to each objective. Click it again to hide the standards.

Use the Glossary

Depending on your subscription, you may also see a Math Glossary link in your Assignment Book. Click this link to see definitions of terms used in the objectives your students are working on. You can search for terms and view their definitions. Students can also use the Math Glossary when they log in to the software or in Renaissance Home Connect.

Set Preferences

Accelerated Math preferences let you decide how the program works for your class. Preferences control the marking periods used for goals, assignment size and layout, the student resources available, scoring options, and review of assignments. For more information, see Accelerated Math Preferences.

Print Reports

Reports give you more information about your students' work, goals, libraries, and objectives. For more information, see Accelerated Math Reports.