March 12, 2014
Student's "confidence in math has soared"
"I have one student who was struggling so much with her math facts. She tested at a beginning fluency of less than 10%. She now is 75%! Her confidence in math has soared. She was in one of my lower groups of math and now she is in one of my higher groups. This is just using Reflex for about 16 weeks. We use district tests, and I have seen a HUGE improvement in those timed tests. My students are finishing the tests before time is called and scoring 95% or better."
--2nd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Tahlequah Public School District, OK
March 11, 2014
Reflex "Wall of Fame" celebrates student achievement
A 3rd grade teacher at an elementary school in Wauseon Exempted Village School District in Ohio now has 20 students in her class who have acheived 100% fluency! She sent us this photo of some of her students posing in front of her "Reflex Wall of Fame" decorated with their Reflex certificates.
"Students are engaged and motivated using Reflex. They also make steady progress, many experiencing a great amount of growth in their fluency. This success fosters growth in what I like to call 'math confidence,' moving reluctant math students to a point that they are more successful math learners. They begin to like math and are more willing to tackle more difficult problems."
"We received our state test results... I was very pleased with my students' scores overall. A number of them scored much better than I expected them to. I would like to think that their Reflex experience contributed to their success with the state math test. All of my students in this group passed the test, with 19 of 24 scoring in the Advanced or Accelerated category! While there are other factors at work, I feel confident that Reflex had a positive effect on their growth, if in nothing else than being more fluent with facts made them more confident in their own performance. Their success with Reflex convinced them that they could be successful with their other math endeavors. Success breeds success!"
"One of my students, who had not experienced that much success with math this year, was highly successful with Reflex. I saw her confidence with math blossom as she became more fluent. She was one of the first to become 100% fluent, and it definitely carried over in her regular classroom work and independent assignments. Her math grades the last quarter of the year also showed a marked improvement."
Has her "Wall of Fame" inspired her students to work harder in school?
"I think it's important to recognize students for their achievements. It rewards their hard work, and I believe it motivates others to work hard so their own achievements will be recognized too. This is positive 'peer pressure' when students are motivated to earn that recognition like their friends do. Even when students take varying amounts of time to reach that goal of 100% fluency, once they do reach it, they are on 'equal footing' with those other peers who may have attained it sooner. They learn that consistent effort eventually results in reaching a goal. It's attaining the goal that is important, rather than the time it takes to achieve it."
"Success with the program has built their confidence and in turn, encouraged them to keep working even harder to achieve higher and higher levels of proficiency. I am totally satisfied with the program and results!"
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"I will never use anything else" but Reflex!
"I have been teaching elementary and middle school grades for 19 years. Before using Reflex, I tried everything I could think of to get my students to become proficient in their multiplication and division facts (timed drills, mnemonic pictures, videos etc.). This year, my class has gone from about 21% overall fluency to that of 76% in a very short time, and I can definitely see that 100% of my students will be fluent in both multiplication and division facts before the end of the school year! What is more, my students love the program. They beg me to get on it every day. Many of my students who have reached the 100% mark have asked that I restart the program for them so that they can reach the same goal in a faster timeframe. In essence, Reflex has been a godsend for me and my students. I will never use anything else!"
--5th Grade Teacher, Elementary School, DC Public Schools, Washington, DC
March 10, 2014
Reflex "frees up time in the school day"
"My students have made great strides in math fact fluency. At the beginning of the year, we had no time dedicated to math facts -- especially addition and subtraction. As a fifth grade teacher, an assumption is made that fifth graders know their addition and subtraction facts. I have seen growth from very little proficiency to almost all of them having addition and subtraction mastered, and most of the students have moved on to multiplication and division. I see Reflex as an independent tool that student can use outside of the school day which frees up time in the school day to spend entirely on academics."
--5th Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Sioux Falls School District 49-5, SD
March 7, 2014
"I can't believe how much growth my students have shown"
"This is my 26th year of teaching and I have never seen a program so easy to use, so fun for the kids and that shows such great growth. I can't believe how much growth my students have shown. My numbers and operations scores were up from fall testing when we did mid-year exams. I have no idea how I would go back to teaching multiplication facts without Reflex!"
--3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Wayland Union Schools, MI
March 6, 2014
Struggling student is now one of the more accomplished students in math
"Many of the students are showing much more confidence with all areas of math. On tests I am noticing that students are finishing in shorter period of time and are scoring higher on tests than they did earlier in the year. One student came to school with very low self-esteem in the area of math. He only got 10% correct on our first addition and subtraction test and he never finished class work and did very poorly on homework. As we have been working with Reflex, he has started showing more self-confidence and he has completed the Addition and Subtraction part of Reflex and is rapidly moving through the multiplication and division 0-10. I had some very serious concerns about him at the beginning of the year and he is becoming one of my more accomplished students in the area of math."
--5th Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Alum Rock Elementary School District, CA
March 5, 2014
Reflex gives ELL student confidence in math
"I have a student who is a refugee from Burma and his parents speak limited English. They are not able to help him with his math homework and he has been struggling with math. He started doing Reflex 4 to 5 mornings a week before the morning bell and his math fact proficiency has really jumped! He is more confident in math and is participating more. He still has trouble with word problems, but now he can really focus on that challenge rather than the computation aspect."
--3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Chapel Hill-Carrborro City School District, NC
March 4, 2014
Crabby T-shirts celebrate students' math fact fluency
A 4th Grade Teacher at an elementary school in Tacoma School District in Washington State is making Crabby T-shirts for all her students who reach 100% in all three Reflex assignments (addition and subtraction 0-10, multiplication and division 1-10 and multiplication and division 1-12). She presented the first group of shirts to the students at a whole school assembly this week.
She likes that Reflex "is increasing students' basic fact fluency without really feeling like work. They are also successful no matter what their level."
"Milestones, growth, and the usage reports are my go-to reports. The usage report lets me see who is using Reflex when and how much, besides at school, the milestones are a quick way for me to see progress and the growth charts help me document student growth since they've started the year. "
"Every single student has been a success story for me with Reflex. They all have a better attitude towards basic facts and have made significant progress in their fact knowledge. I have a couple of students that honestly at the beginning of the year could not complete 10 addition facts in 10 minutes and now are completing all 52 correctly in 5 minutes. I have also had improvements with the larger multiplication problems because they have the facts down and can complete the tasks in less time. Reflex has been an amazing tool in strengthening math skills and confidence. Story problems are easier on district and unit tests because the students are not focused so much on the basic computation."
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All students feel successful with Reflex
"I have seen how having more automaticity with their facts has greatly improved our "catching" on to new concepts. No longer are we having to work on the "fact" portion but now we spend time on the process. Our weekly math assessments include "fact" assessment, since utilizing Reflex, my students have completed their 100 facts in under 1min. 30 sec. with 100% accuracy! Reflex is a "quick" interactive tool that ALL students can be successful with. My high achievers continue to log in to practice...the games they LOVE! My IEP students are making progress at their own rate and are feeling the same success and fun as their peers who gather the information much more quickly."
--5th Grade Teacher, Middle School, Exira School District, IA
March 3, 2014
High School intervention students are "progressing quickly"
"My students have made tremendous progress, especially with their speed in recalling math facts. They are now extremely fluent in addition and subtraction, and are currently working on multiplication and division. I monitor progress through Reflex, in class, and through our biweekly progress monitoring exams via AIMSweb.
The biggest success I have had is keeping my high school intervention students engaged in improving their math fluency. They really dislike every other method that that has been tried, but eagerly work through Reflex. I love how Reflex engages the students in math fluency. I could spend hours on flashcards and worksheets, with little progress. However, my students spend just a few minutes a day on Reflex, and they are progressing quickly and begging for more time."
--Math Teacher, High School, Webberville Communtiy SD, MI