At Next Gen Math, our greatest endeavor is to keep our teacher-authoring platform aligned with students’ evolving needs. That’s why we compiled a list of our top new features to help you—as a student, teacher, or administrator—get the most out of NextGenMath.com.
Continue reading this article for a review of releases from the past month, including the new Custom Group creation wizard, new question stems, and more!
Procedural Fluency Factors
The Procedural Fluency Factors Card which includes Greatest Common Factor and the Least Common Multiple is now active for 4th and 5th grade students for practice and assignments.
Procedural Fluency Instant Feedback
Teachers can now enable the “Check Answer” feature for Procedural Fluency assignments. When Check Answer is enabled, the student receives instant feedback. Here is how it works: A student provides an answer and selects Check Answer. A correct answer allows students to proceed confidently to the next problem by selecting Next. An incorrect answer enables students to self-reflect, re-do the calculation and then resubmit the new answer for another verification.
Send the Same Assignment to all Students in a Section or Grade Level Through Intervention Groups
Do you work in grade level Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and have the need for one lead teacher to send out the same quiz or assessment to all students allowing for high-quality data chats? This is now possible with our new and improved intervention groups. Here’s how it works: Users with self-contained classrooms (the typical elementary setting) can send the same assessment or assignments through an intervention group that includes all students in that grade level. Teachers with multiple sections (think middle or junior high school) can send the same exact version of an assignment to multiple sections using an intervention group for those sections.
Submit Assignment on Behalf of Student
Do your students forget to submit their assignments or assessments upon completion? Have unsubmitted assignments ever brought down your completion rates? Are you unable to find a particular student’s assignment scores when they insist they have completed it? Have students ever intentionally not submitted an assignment so that they can have someone else complete their work? Assignment authors can now submit a student’s incomplete assignment on behalf of the student, solving each of these issues.