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Things to Remember About Responders

Renaissance Responders and NEO 2 will no longer be supported after future software updates.

Model Types

There are two models of Renaissance Responders: RES-1001 or RESP. To identify the models, look at the number on the back of unit. For more information, see Responder Models, Firmware Versions, and Updates.

Firmware

Each Renaissance Responders model (see above) has different versions of firmware. The firmware determines what type of MathFacts work your students will be able to do. For more information, see Responder Models, Firmware Versions, and Updates.

To do MathFacts in a Flash work, your students need

  • Responder model RES-1001 using firmware version 2.xx.
    Note: Offline MathFacts in a Flash work only
  • Responder model RESP using firmware version 4.01
    Note: Offline MathFacts in a Flash work only
  • Responder model RESP using firmware version 4.03 and above and either MathFacts in a Flash Offline or MathFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place
    Note: Can be used for both offline and online MathFacts in a Flash work

Note: You cannot upgrade a Responder from one model to another, but you can upgrade Responder model RESP from firmware version 4.01 to firmware version 4.03 and above.

Renaissance Receiver

The Responder communicates with MathFacts in a Flash RP via a Renaissance Receiver. For more information, see What is a Renaissance Receiver.

Student User Names and Passwords

You can see and print a list of student user names and passwords.

Language

MathFacts in a Flash on Renaissance Responder is English only.

Online vs. Offline Work

Student work done using MathFacts in a Flash on Responder is either online or offline. The table below compares the two types of work.

Offline Online (Renaissance Place)
Need to be in range of a Renaissance Receiver while working? No - only when printing and sending the history Yes
Can students practice and take tests? Yes Yes
Can students master levels? No Yes
Can students challenge best times? No Yes
Are all available levels included No - just addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division Yes
Do changes to mastery time and preferences in MathFacts in a Flash RP affect student work? No Yes
How are the results of work shown on reports? Work can be included on the Class Progress Report and Student Record Report by including the practice summary (as with work done in Renaissance Home Connect or in the NEO 2 MathFacts in a Flash Offline SmartApplet). Work done is reported the same as work done when students log in to Renaissance Place on a computer or when students use the NEO 2 MathFacts in a Flash RP SmartApplet. The work appears in the Assignment Book and in reports.
What type of question is used? Multiple-Choice Multiple-Choice or Free-Response (determined by the Question Type preference).
Available in Spanish? No No

MathFacts in a Flash Programs on Responder

There are two MathFacts in a Flash programs used with Responders.

MathFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place

MathFacts in a Flash Offline

  • Students can only use this program to practice MathFacts in a Flash.
  • This is the MathFacts in a Flash program on Responder model RES-1001 with firmware version 2.xx and on model RESP with firmware version 4.01.
  • Available on Responder model RESP using firmware version 4.03 and above and the MathFacts in a Flash Offline program.

Note: For MathFacts in a Flash work, Responder model RES-1001 using firmware version 2.xx and Responder model RESP using firmware version 4.01 can be used only for offline work. For more information, see MathFacts in a Flash Offline on Responder.