How can I format my formative assessment?

In general, you can add formatting by using the html-like style attributes. That means that you’ll want to put html tags (the < and > symbols) around the words that you want to format. Just copy and paste the examples below to get started!

To make something bold, add:
<bold>this is now bold</bold>

To make something underlined, add:
<underline>this is now underlined</underline

To make something italicized, add:
<i>this is now italicized</i>

This is the syntax for centering text:
<center>this is now centered</center>

There is also a syntax to show computer code:
<code>this is code</code>

To make a horizontal line:

Here is an example which contains each of the examples mentioned above. When you create the formative assessment, simply add the desired format text around the text string as shown:



And here is the resulting text with the set format:


You can also add a variety of colors, using the following tags:

Red text:
<red>Red text here.</red>

Orange text:
<orange>Orange text here.</orange>

Yellow text:
<yellow> Yellow text here.</yellow>

Green text:
<green>Green text here.</green>

Blue text:
<blue>Blue text here.</blue>

Purple text:
<purple> Purple text here.</purple>

Gray text:
<gray>Gray text here.</gray>

Black text:
<black>Black text here.</black>

Brown text:
<brown>Brown text here.</brown>

Pink text:
<pink>Pink text here.</pink>

Additional formatting options are also available to help you write mathematical notation, which are documented in the Math Editor Guide. And for additional control of your layout, you can also use a subset of the LaTex typesetting system.

What are some ways to challenge my students using Woot Math?

Adaptive Learning covers key material around rational numbers with grade-aligned standards from grade 3 to grade 7. Students work independently through a personalized progression of levels that adapts based on their performance. You can learn more about this National Science Foundation funded, research-backed learning tool for your classroom here.

For quality implementation, we generally recommend students strive for 2 stars on all levels/books in Adaptive Learning. We do have some teachers that require 3 stars for all levels/books, although this can be a difficult for some students due to the bonus and more challenging questions sometimes presented. However, for students that are seeking more of a challenge, three stars on all levels is certainly a good goal to strive for! (Follow these links to learn more about the implementation guidelines for grades 3-5 and 6+.)

Woot Math’s educators are also continually creating high-quality rich tasks (rich tasks are items that we consider more than just a quiz or a homework). Search for #richtasks or #IllustrativeMathematics to see a sampling of these rich tasks! You can also filter by grade or topic to quickly find something in alignment with your current needs. Then you can either assign your whole class, or individual students, these questions to work on.

Search for Rich Tasks
Another idea is to group students that are doing very well together, and have them work to create their own tasks similar to what they’ve run with the #richtasks or #IllustrativeMathematics mentioned above. In this case, we recommend having them start with paper and pencil to write out their questions and ideas, and then submit them to you for feedback. You could also have them do a “final project” which would be to create (with your the help, since they will need access to a teacher account to create content) a poll that they could run with the class! (For more information on how to create your own quizzes or tasks, see here.)