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Using RESP Responders with MathFacts in a Flash

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

Students use Responder models RESP to work with MathFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place on Responder. To identify the model of a Responder, look at the model number on the back of unit. (Use model RESP for these steps; model RES-1001 can only do offline work.)

When students choose MathFacts in a Flash and then Renaissance Place on Responders, they can work toward mastering MathFacts in a Flash levels and meeting goals, just as they would when logging in to Renaissance Place using a computer. Work is automatically sent from the Responder to Renaissance Place.

  1. The teacher's computer must be on, with the Renaissance Receiver connected. (Teachers can use the computer to do other things while students work in MathFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place.)
  2. Turn on the Renaissance Responder by pressing On/Off.
  3. You will see the Responder the main menu. Use the arrow keys to highlight MathFacts in a Flash. Then, press Select or Enter.
  4. Use the arrow keys to highlight Renaissance Place. Then, press Select or Enter.
  5. If the Responder asks whether to stay connected to a specific Receiver, press yes (True) or no (False) and press Select or Enter.
  6. If the Responder shows a list of Receiver networks, use the arrow keys to highlight the correct name; then, press Select or Enter. (The name is the one set in the Renaissance Wireless Server Utility.)

  7. For example, for the letter "a," press 1 twice.

    After each character, pause a moment to go to the next character.

    For more information about how to enter text, see Entering User Names and Passwords on Responder.

  8. When you're done, press the down arrow or Enter to go to the password.

  9. Enter your password the same way you entered the user name.
  10. After you finish each character, it will change to * so no one can see your password.

    If the screen asks you to change your password, type a new password, press Select or Enter, type the new password again, and then press Select or Enter again.

    When you're done, press Enter.

  11. If you are in more than one MathFacts in a Flash class, your teachers and classes will be listed.
  12. Use the arrow keys to highlight the class that you want to practice or test for; then, press Select or Enter.

    You will then be asked to confirm the class. Press yes (True) if the correct class is shown; otherwise, press no (False) to go back and choose a different class.

  13. During this step, use the arrow keys to highlight your choice; then, press Select or Enter.
  14. Your choices depend on the work you have done before. This work is divided into two groups.

    You have not mastered any levels

    • The screen may ask whether to start a test or practice; if so, press yes (True) or no (False); then, press Select or Enter.
    • If the screen does not give you any choices, press Select or Enter to continue.

    You have mastered levels

    You can choose to work at either your current level or at a previously mastered level.

    Your current level

    This allows you to practice or test at the level you are working on now.

    When you work at the current level, you may be asked whether to start a practice or test. If so, press yes (True) or no (False); then, press Select or Enter.

    If the screen shows the results of your recent work without giving you choices, press Enter to continue. Then, use the arrow keys to choose what you want and press Enter. You may be able to choose whether to practice, test, or exit, or you may be able to choose one of the following:

    • To test again at a new time goal.
    • To work on a new goal at a different level.
    • To go to the next level.
    • To exit back to the Responder menu or to a previous choice.

    Previously mastered level (Challenge Best Time)

    Choose this if you want to challenge your best time for a level you mastered. If you chose to work at a previously mastered level, follow these steps:

    1. Use the arrow keys to highlight the level you want to work on; then, press Select or Enter.
    2. You will be shown a time goal and asked whether you want to start a test. Press yes (True) to start the test or no (False) not to start it; then, press Select or Enter.
    3. If you have beaten the best time goal, no goal is shown. In this case, you are simply trying to beat your best time.

  15. Complete the practice or test.
  16. Refer to the following sections: