April 17, 2014
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Reflex inspires student from Haiti to become a more motivated student
"One of my students, a boy who immigrated to the US following the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, had little formal schooling and was often withdrawn during class. In September, he had less than 75 facts mastered. He really enjoyed Reflex, using it during his free time and 30 minutes daily during our math fluency period. In January, after only 4 months using Reflex, he reached 100% mastery. I think that this experience helped him to develop more confidence and I moved him to a more advanced work group where he has a lot of interaction with other motivated students."
--5th/6th Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Boston Public Schools, MA
April 16, 2014
Reflex is cool! We love Reflex!
"Reflex is important because it helps you memorize your math facts--and it's also fun," says a 3rd Grade student.
A teacher and her students in Harrisonburg City School District in Virginia made a video about Reflex and why they love it so much. We're so happy they shared it with us!
Student with Autism has tripled her fluency
"Students who have been using Reflex consistently have shown fast progress. When the facts become fluent, our students, most who are English Language Learners, can focus their cognitive energy on problem solving and attend more closely to the question being asked.
One second grade student with a diagnosis of Autism, had been through multiple training methods for basic addition and subtraction facts including base 10 blocks, touch math, number lines, manipulatives etc. Nothing seemed to help her increase fluency or retention. After a month using Reflex even less than suggested, she has more than tripled her fluency and has gained over 40 fluent facts."
--Instructional Coach, Elementary School, Shelton School District 309, WA
April 15, 2014
Struggling students are now "proud of their accomplishments"
"My students have made great progress. Each morning I hand out certificates and the students clap for each other. They look forward to this each day. I have a few students who are not eager learners and did not do well when it came to fact practice. Those same students are so excited and ask every day to go on Reflex. They are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to finding out their percentage! I have used it with my RTI group as well and it has been very successful in targeting that small group of students who specifically need fact practice and support."
--3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Audobon Public School District, MI
April 14, 2014
Reaching for the stars with Reflex
A teacher at a school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota wrote to tell us how much her school loves Reflex. "Reflex helps students by generating excitement and confidence. Our class claps for everyone that earns a milestone certificate. I love that I can watch them really working hard and pushing themselves to get farther in the games."
To show off the fluency growth for all the classes at her school (and create a little healthy competition), she created a bulletin board for the school. "The students LOVE the board. It is in a main hallway that everyone walks by to get to their classrooms and the cafeteria, so they see it a lot. It's been up for a month now and still students are always stopping and talking about their class, what percentage they have reached and how they are trying to make it to the top. It's also been fun for students to see how other classes are doing. I update the board on Fridays after school is out, so the students come back on Monday excited to see how much their Ninja has jumped!"
She says that the majority of students in her class arrived already two years behind in math, and Reflex has really helped to change that. "Not only have I watched students blossom into confident, math-loving scholars, but the testing data from our class was phenomenal. In MAP testing, 30% of my students group upwards of 25 points in math (yearly growth is normally 16 points for our grade level). All students grew at least a year. Two students grew two whole years."
To see why Reflex is an "innovative and effective way for students to gain automaticity," take a free trial.
Student math computation scores went up
"If we can get all students to have fact fluency, we can dive deeper into math learning at all levels. Reflex has significantly increased my students math fact fluency and helped to create a flow to my math lessons. I no longer have to wait for students to count on their fingers for simple math facts...they just know them.
All 17 students in my class, even those who receive special education services for math, are at least at 60% fluency. In Math Computation, when compared with the national norm, 13 of my 17 students are average or above (in the fall only 11 were), and 4 of my students scored either above average or well above average (in the fall only 2 were). All of the students who scored well below average or below average significantly improved their score 11 to 14 more points."
--3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Walworth Joint School District 1, WI
April 11, 2014
Reflex gets kids excited about math
"I think the best part about Reflex is seeing the kids get excited about practicing math facts. One of my struggling students use to beg me to let him use pencil and paper to help him remember the fact families that they have to type in during the practice part. I urged him to keep trying and that he could do it. Just this past week he came up to me grinning and asking for hug because he had remembered one of the fact families on his first try. Reflex gets students excited and gives them confidence."
--2nd Grade Teacher, Elementary School, Logan County School District, KY
April 10, 2014
“Math is finally fun”
The Wicked Local Falmouth has a story today about how a local elementary school is helping their students build a strong math foundation with Reflex.
As school buses line up in front of Teaticket Elementary School on a Wednesday afternoon, instead of clamoring to get out the door, 30 second graders are enthusiastically rushing down the hall to the Reflex Math Club.
“I've never seen children so excited at eight in the morning. They love it and it’s making a big difference,” says a teacher.
“The games help you learn your facts,” a student says. “I like math now.”
Reflex motivates struggling student to do his best
"There is a 5th grade student that seemed unmotivated with school and was becoming a behavior problem. After he started using Reflex and becoming one of our top performers he realized he could be successful in something. Now he comes to use Reflex everyday, as well as Saturday school tutoring. His teacher has mentioned that his confidence has increased as well as his grades in math. He is always cheerful and steering away from the behavior issues he was encountering. He has become a very competitive student that is motivated to do his best."
--Math Intervention Specialist, Elementary School, Georgetown ISD, TX