Your student can be given one of these three assignments in Reflex:
- Addition and subtraction 0-10
- Multiplication and division 0-10
- Multiplication and division 0-12
Students may only have one assignment in Reflex at a time. When a child reaches 100% fluency in an assignment, they should be moved to the next assignment.
If you are unsure about where a student should start, please see the "What is an appropriate assignment for a student?" section
If you wish for a student to work in more than one assignment simultaneously (for instance, work on both addition and subtraction and multiplication and division at the same time), a second account and student ID must be created for that student so they can be enrolled twice in Reflex with two different assignments.
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- When students are enrolled in Reflex, they can all be given the same Default Assignment using the Add New Class command.
- If entering students individually, use the Assignment drop-down to give each student their assignment.
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When a student achieves 100% fluency in an assignment in Reflex, the student is ready to move to a new assignment.
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- In the Class Management tab under the Assignment heading, you can find the current assignment for the student.
- Select the drop-down list and choose the new assignment for the student.
- Once selected, you will receive a warning that changing the assignment could lead to a loss of data.
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- Switching operations twice; such as from Addition and Subtraction to Multiplication and Division and then back again, will result in a loss of data from the original assignment. Data will stay intact only if you switch the assignment once
- If the assignment change is within the same Assignment Group, such as changing Multiplication and Division 0 – 10 to Multiplication and Division 0 – 12, all of the student's usage, milestone, and fluency data will be retained. In addition, the student's current tokens, avatar appearance, state of the Progress Tree, and store purchases will also be kept
- If the assignment change is to a different Assignment Group, such as Addition and Subtraction 0 – 10 to Multiplication and Division 0 – 10 or Multiplication and Division 0 – 12, that student's usage, milestones, and fluency data from the old assignment or assignment group will NOT be retained. The Progress Tree will reset to its initial setting (as an acorn) since the student has not yet made any progress in the new assignment. However, the student's current tokens, avatar appearance, and store purchases will be kept, and any purchases made for the Progress Tree will reappear once the tree is big enough to support the items again
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Students can begin using Reflex to build math fact fluency starting in grade 2.
Before starting Reflex, students need to have a conceptual understanding of both of the operations in the assignment.
- Students should be assessed for conceptual understanding in addition and subtraction.
- By the second half of 2nd grade, almost all students should be ready to build automaticity in addition and subtraction.
- Students should be assessed for conceptual understanding in multiplication and division.
- Those who aren’t yet ready for Reflex in multiplication and division can continue to build automaticity in addition and subtraction until they reach 100%.
- By the second half of 3rd grade, almost all students should be ready to build automaticity in multiplication and division.
- Research has shown that automaticity in multiplication and division will improve standardized test scores for students in grades 3 and up, so it is important for 3rd graders to have at least half a year of Reflex in those operations before testing.
- Once students in 3rd grade and above have achieved fluency in multiplication and division, they can be moved back to addition and subtraction to complete that assignment if they haven’t already.
Have more questions? This video will provide additional guidance on assessing students.