mathfacts-in-a-flash

Setting a Level

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Administrator, School Administrator, Teacher

Before your students begin working in the program for the first time, you should (1) decide what level you want each student to start on and (2) assign those levels to the students.

When students are enrolled in a MathFacts in a Flash class, the program automatically marks (sets) the first level in the Assignment Book as Ready to Work for the students. Once you determine the starting level that you want each student to have, you can assign that level to each student. At any time, you can set a new level for the student to work on; the student does not have to master the previous level first.

After you assign (set) a level, the program automatically tracks the progress of the student. Use the Assignment Book to view the student's progress.

Once a student masters a level, the program automatically marks the student's next open level as Ready to Work.

If you assign a new level and the student is already working in another level (), the program puts the old level on Hold (). The student's work on the old level is not lost when a level is on Hold.

Note: Reorder the levels before assigning levels to students and before students start working in the software.

Consider starting experienced or older students at review levels such as Multiplication Review or Division Review to build their automaticity, or challenge them to achieve shorter time goals at all levels.

    1. On the Home page, select MathFacts in a Flash, then Assignment Book as shown below.
    2. The Assignment Book page opens. Use the drop-down lists to choose the desired school and class.

  1. To choose one or several students, check the box by each student for whom you want to set a level.
  2. To choose all of the students on the page, check the Student box in the column heading.

    If you choose multiple students, you can set different levels for each student.

  3. On the left side of the page, under Activities, select Set Level.
  4. Follow the steps below for the number of students you chose.
  5. If you chose one student:

    1. The Set Level page opens and lists the levels available to the student.
    2. Some levels may have symbols. Hover your mouse over a symbol to see what it means.

    3. Find the level you want to assign to this student.
    4. When you find the level, select the circle next to it in the Select column.

      If the level that you want to select is not shown in the first group of levels, select Next >> to see the next group. Select << Previous if you want to go back.

    5. Select Save.

    If you chose more than one student:

    1. The Set Level page opens and lists the students you chose and the available levels.
    2. To see the title for a level, hover your mouse over the level number or scroll through the list of levels at the top of the page.

      Some levels may have symbols. Hover your mouse over a symbol to see what it means.

    3. Find the level you want to assign to each student.
    4. When you find the level you want, select the intersection of the column and row for that level and student.

      To assign the same level to all the students, select the column heading by the level number.

      If the level that you want to select is not shown in the first group of levels, select Next >> to see the next group. Select << Previous if you want to go back.

    5. Select Save.

The Benchmarks Set for Mastery Table shows the benchmark levels set for each grade at your school and the target date. For more information, see Editing the Benchmarks Preference.