Math Success in a Remote Learning Environment



In-Class or Remote – iLearn Math goes with you and your students

iLearn Math helps teachers offer greater levels of support for each student individually, and consistently supports students based on their needs, in the classroom and remotely.

Students get the most out of iLearn when they put forth their best effort, and their own effort without inappropriate assistance from others (such as helping a student when they encounter a Challenge. Challenges are vital in determining instructional needs.).

Success by Design drives every aspect of iLearn Math both in-class and remote learning, keeping students motivated by “continuous successes.”

Each new activity is based on what each student knows or does not know. Their time and effort are focused on the concepts they need to learn. This means you as a teacher do not need to micromanage the activities for each student each day. iLearn makes sure students are working on exactly what they need to succeed. Tiny successes build to greater success at grade level, and beyond.

Each concept to be mastered is a logical extension of those that have already been mastered. This and the following features make learning easier for the student!

  • Each Instructional Lesson is precisely matched with the activity to be completed next.
  • A student completes Lesson Instruction only after practice correctly answering questions to meet the requirement of around 75%.
  • Only after completing a Lesson Instruction is the student is prepared to expand their mastery in the next element, independent Lesson Practice.
  • Students then find it far easier to meet the mastery requirements of Chapter and Unit Mastery (at least 80% correct).
  • When a student has difficulty, the Flag Report alerts you, and identifies the precise location. The Highlights Report shows details that help you intervene one-on-one. More on that below. The good news is that with “Success by Design” this does not happen very often, and you will not be burdened by helping students in this situation.

For remote learning specifically, take advantage of some very detailed reports and other capabilities:

  • Remember, every new activity is delivered to each student when needed, and when they are ready to learn it. So, there’s no need to select every little thing a student needs to do next. (When a student logs in, all they do is click “Start” and the program provides the guidance.)
  • The Highlights report shows a summary of each day’s activity.

Know exactly what element the student is working on in real-time, as well as how long they have been working on it. Know the number of questions answered, and % correct answers.

Click a student’s name in the Highlights report to display very detailed information:

  • It is a good idea to briefly review any specific element in which a student is having difficulty, which you can easily do at the Hub by clicking Browse Content and viewing the specific multimedia instruction or practice questions as indicated in the report.
  • The program is designed to have students do work on paper as well as on screen. We recommend that students use a notebook to do all their work. You may ask a student to send you a picture of their notebook with their solutions to recent questions.
  • You may want to have the student send you a screenshot (Ctrl-C copies the screen and Ctrl-V pastes it, and the “Snipping Tool” is also handy) of a question they answered incorrectly. This can be particularly useful when a question is an interim step, or has multiple steps, like the image below where the student answered step 1 correctly but added rather than subtracted the numerators in step 2. Lesson Instruction specifically teaches how to do this correctly, so it is not likely you will see this example.
  • At least weekly, set up an online meeting to discuss progress and address any difficulties. Students see their progress and are rewarded onscreen, but it’s always great to see and hear rewards and feedback.