**Accelerated Math**is a computer software program that allows us to totally

**individualize**part of our math curriculum to every single student. It is a great program that, with extra work from the student and teacher, allows each student to work at their pace, spending time on the concepts they need the most work on.

**How it works:**

At the beginning of the year. I look at previous years' test scores, grades, and teaching evaluations, along with an initial 6th Grade assessment (7th for upper grades) and place your student in one of four different levels for Accelerated Math. This level is, ideally, at a place where most of the initial work will be reviewing concepts a little bit behind your student's current math level. This will allow most of the initial problems to be completed independently.

From the very first assignment each student has a

**unique**set of problems. Even if they are at the same level as a friend and beginning at the same objective, their problems are unique. In previous years students who were stuck on a difficult problem would simply ask another student who was good at math. "What did you get for problem number 7?" The student who was good at math felt good sharing her answers with those who asked because it made her feel good to be helpful and smart. With Accelerated Math, every students' problem number 7 is different. Now the students who are asked for help, quickly realize the other students will keep coming back for every problem like that They still want the feeling of helping others and sharing their knowledge, but now instead of giving the other student the answer they will say, "Let me show you

**how to**do these." Helping each other in my class is encouraged. As a class, this makes us extremely

**efficient**in our learning.