What instructional supports are offered within the Math Practice Program?

Instructional supports are weaved throughout our various Math Practice and Targeted Products.

  • In all K–5 domains, students can view a "hint." This contains a directive and an image, both of which point students to strategy or piece of knowledge necessary for a solution.

    An example hint in a pop-up window, with an audio button so the student can have the hint read to them. A 'Go back to question' button is at the bottom.
  • In K–9 domains, students also have an option to view a help-video. The particular video available varies by skill.

    • Conceptual Videos: These videos are targeted at the overall standard. They provide base knowledge about key elements within the standard.
    • Walk-Through Videos: These videos walk students through particular problems and model solution strategies.
    • Skill-Based Videos: These videos walk students through base knowledge and practice within the specific skill, and provide initial directions for solution.

      An example help video in a pop-up window. A 'Got it!' button is at the bottom.

      Both hints and videos can be viewed at any time by the students by selecting the respective icon on the right, and also appear when a student has answered a question incorrectly.

      Math videos will not be available for students whose assigned language is Spanish or British English.

  • Academic Vocabulary: Students are able to select underlined academic vocabulary to view or hear a definition in guided questions and prompts.

    An example math problem. Two of the words in the problem are underlined; one has been selected, opening a pop-up window with a definition of the word and an audio button so the student can have the definition read to them.
  • Peer-to-Peer Math Supports: Students in all grades can see the name of up to 3 random students in their class that have already mastered the standard they're working on.

    In this example, a student has answered a question incorrectly. On the right side of the pop-up window is a list of students in the same class who have already mastered this skill.
  • Language Customization: Students whose language is set to Spanish can toggle the language of both Adaptive Practice and Targeted Practice questions between Spanish and English.

    A geometry question presented in Spanish and English; the button to switch back and forth between languages is in the upper-right corner.