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Getting Started Conceptua Math
Adaptive Teaching uses a combination of computer technology and teacher attention to provide the best possible differentiation for students. When the student fails a daily Skills Check, they see the Adaptive Teaching screen. From here, they can:
- Do another, similar lesson
- Practice with more support
- Work on a preskill
To learn how the system works, and what the data tells us:
With Conceptua Math, teachers assign work to their students. We encourage you to assign Topics. Each Topic consists of 3, 4, or 5 lessons. Assigning a Topic ensures that your students will have an in-depth, coherent experience where they will learn in a profound way over the course of a few days.
Follow these steps to learn how to assign a Topic:
Step 1 - Watch this 2 minute video on the Curriculum Library. It will help you to see the content that you will assign. Curriculum Library video >
Step 2 - Watch this 1 ½ minute video on Assigning a Topic. Assigning a Topic video >
For more information, visit PD On Demand.
Use the Closer every time you teach a Lesson to:
- Check for understanding
- Make connections
- Collect an exit ticket that provides valuable formative assessment data
This short, in-class video will demonstrate a Closer in action and show students completing Journal Prompts as their exit tickets.
For in-depth information on Closers, visit this Closers Page in PD on Demand.
Our Fact Fluency program is available to students every time they login. Students get the benefit of:
- Focused, 10-minute practice with multiplication and division facts
- Computer-adaptive, fully-personalized learning
- Visual tools are presented when needed
We have two videos to share with you:
Students use Guided Lessons most every time they login to Conceptua Math. Guided Lessons follow a Concrete - Representational - Abstract sequence to build strong number sense and procedural fluency. They often employ a combination of visual models and theme-based story problems. Each culminates in a Skills Check that offers an opportunity for Adaptive Teaching.
- This video shows how one Guided Lesson progresses.
There is extensive information in the Guided Lesson Section in PD On Demand >
Conceptua Math offers instant, in-lesson methods to:
- Help a gifted student advance more quickly
- Provide support for struggling students
- Maximize the learning experience for English Language Learners and students with special needs
- Watch this 1 1/2 minute On the Spot Differentiation Video >
- Visit this Differentiation Page in PD On Demand >
Openers are a unique aspect of Conceptua Math. Every Lesson Sequence starts with 5 - 15 minutes of carefully-planned class discourse.
For an overview of Openers, visit this Openers Overview page. Be sure to scroll down the page to see a number of in-class videos. This particular video stands out. Watch for the interaction between two girls that begins at the 20 second mark!
To learn how to use Openers to address the Standards for Mathematical Practice, visit this Openers How-To-Use Page.
Every Conceptua Math Unit includes a Real World Investigation. These rich tasks are designed for off-line group work. Each consist of 3 parts, requiring a more in-depth application of learning as students move from analysis of provided data to integration of their own data from the real world.
Plan to use the Real World Investigation at the end of each topic. In fact, that is exactly where you will find it located, as seen in this picture.
Learn more by visiting this page on our website: Real World Investigations >
Conceptua Math presents a number of student data reports:
- A data dashboard for an instant progress snapshot
- Fact Fluency progress for every student
- Lesson-by-lesson, in-depth data for every student
- Individual student data including time-on-task and detailed performance