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
February 28, 2014
Reflex helps students prepare for Common Core
"As we move to the Common Core, I am realizing that most of my students are not fluent in their basic math facts. Most of the time they become "stuck" in completing math assignments accurately because of computation errors with their basic math facts. By focusing on fluency with their math facts they will become more confident and competent mathematicians. The flash cards and timed tests have not been very effective, nor have they been very motivating. On the other hand.... REFLEX ROCKS.
As the students become more fluent in their basic facts they will be able complete the more complex tasks that are prevelant in the Common Core. Reflex has made a HUGE difference. My students love the program and have made huge gains."
--4th Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Kansas City School District 33, MO
February 27, 2014
Student who "shunned math" now willing to try and take risks in class
"I have one student who has persevered and is motivated by the certificates and feedback provided to him such that he has become 100% proficient with his addition and subtraction skills! He often has his green light complete before coming to school in the morning he is so motivated. This is a student who shunned math in September and he is more willing to try and take risks in math now, his confidence has improved and his attitude as well!"
--Grade 5/6 Teacher, Elementary School, Ottawa Carleton District Public Board, ON
February 26, 2014
Teacher credits Reflex for improved student test scores
"Math scores for our second assessment improved dramatically across the board, but especially in operations, which has always been our weakest area. One of my students who scored a 9% on the first math assessment increased to a 45% on the next. I credit most of that to Reflex. I am thrilled with the growth they've made and how they reference things they've learned on Reflex in the classroom. Reflex helps them memorize their fact families so they're not struggling as much. Plus they love doing it--it's win/win! It's a great program."
--3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Polk County School District, FL
February 25, 2014
Teacher sees "great growth" from her students
"I absolutely love the program. I have seen great growth from my students. We take a weekly progress monitoring fluency test with the goal of getting 20 digit correct by the end of 3rd grade. At the beginning of the year most of my students were averaging under 10. With the help of Reflex, all of my students have made growth and over half of them now average 15 digits. I think if we were able to start Reflex in the early grades we would see our students much more fluent and we would be able to more deeply address the Common Core Standards because we would not struggle with basic skills like addition and subtraction."
--3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Metro Nashville Public School District, TN