You might remember a letter that was sent home earlier in September explaining that our class was gifted with a Reflex Math grant worth a pretty penny. This web based program is designed to improve students' math face fluency. Basically, it is an interactive way for students to practise and learn their basic addition and subtraction facts and for older students, their multiplication and division facts.
The students are being led through this program at school this week. It will become one aspect of their practise, with a commitment of being on the program a minimum of three times a week. Because it is web based, the students are encouraged to take some time to practise at home as well. This post is about how to get your child onto the site. I thought it would be easiest if I took photos of the SMARTBoard as we went through the steps and then both you and your child could follow along.
The website is easily accessed using a google search: reflex math
On the main page, start by hitting the Launch button on the top right hand side.
Here is the log-in code: gradetwomatheson
Note that there are no spaces between the words.
Here is the next page. Tap on this gold bar for my class. I cannot show you the next page because it lists all of the students' names. The student will find their name, and then there will be a password for them to enter. I will send you that password through your e-mail address. Please write it down so you have it handy.
We are using Chrome books in the class to access the program. Chrome books are a bit challenging for young ones to start because it requires them to log in an ID code. Good news is that after more than an hour of trouble shooting, all 19 students were on!
You can imagine the level of noise that would be coming from all 19 Chrome books.
If you have not yet done so, please send in a set of earbuds for your child's use here at school.
There were some very focused little ones, trying hard to do their best. I am excited to see how well they all do with this motivating program.
Please feel free to use this program often. We are really lucky to have access for free and we want to take advantage of this opportunity. Set aside a little time each day during Fall break for your child to work on this important skill in mathematics. Your child will be the winner!