How to play an assignment as a teacher?

There are a variety of ways to play as a student.

Formative Assessments

To run a quiz, exit ticket, warm up, or formative assessment as a student, you can:

  • Preview an assignment using the Preview button
  • Run the assignment in either self-paced or teacher-led mode. In either case, you can run the assignment with either a class roster or by typing your name when you join

Adaptive Learning

To run an Adaptive Learning as a student, you can:

  • Preview an assignment using the Preview button
  • Run the assignment as a student.

To run an assignment as a student, you will first need to create a sample student account. To do this, create a new student called Teacher from the Manage Roster tab on the teacher dashboard. You can either add the new student account to an existing class, or you can create a new class and then add a new student to the new class.

How much does Woot Math cost?

Much of the content in Woot Math is entirely free, and teachers can sign up for a free account here. There is no time limit to your free account, and you can use it with an unlimited number of classes and students.

Please visit the teacher pricing page for additional information on purchasing Woot Math as a teacher, or the district pricing page for additional information on purchase Woot Math for your school or district.

What is the best way to use Adaptive Learning with my class?

Woot Math’s Adaptive Learning delivers a personalized progression of lessons for your students. It can be used to supplement your core curriculum, or for intervention and remediation to help students catch up. Our recommendation is for students to use Woot Math’s Adaptive Learning 2-5 times per week, with at least 20-40 minutes of use per session. For more specific recommendations, please see the implementation guidelines for grades 3-5, or grades 6+.

There are many options for integrating Woot Math into your classroom. Some teachers use Woot Math with the entire classroom at once, others rotate students through it at a center. Others have students complete levels outside the class (at study hall or as homework).

To get started using the Adaptive Learning content in your classroom, create your first assignment and get going! Not sure how to start? Learn more here.

Note: As of January 2021, Adaptive Learning modules can only be run in an app, no longer a web browser.  Learn more here.

What do the stars mean on Adaptive Learning?

As students are working through the Adaptive Learning assignments, they are awarded stars for completing levels. They can earn between zero and three stars for each level that they complete. If they fail to earn at least one star, they will need to repeat that level before they can move on. Depending on their progress, supplemental levels may also appear to help enable the student to succeed at a given level.

In order to earn three stars, students must answer all the problems correctly. If a student does particularly well, they may also unlock the bonus question, which is presented at the end of the level. In this case, they must also correctly answer the bonus question in order to obtain 3 stars.

While teachers implement a variety of strategies in their classroom, we typically recommend that teachers tell their students to obtain 2 stars on all levels. Note that students can (and are often motivated!) to repeat a level to earn additional stars.

The teacher dashboard Analytics section provides detailed information on students’ progress through the Adaptive Learning units.

Where should my students start with Woot Math Adaptive Learning?

Woot Math’s Adaptive Learning provides students in grades 3-8+ with the foundational materials that they need to be successful with mathematics. There are generally two ways in which teachers implement Woot Math in their classroom, either as a supplement to the core curriculum, or as an intervention or remediation for students that need a little extra assistance on these challenging topics.

Woot Math was designed to support both scenarios. More details about each are below. If you have questions on the best implementation for your students, please review our case studies to see how other teachers are implementing Woot Math. And always feel free to contact us if you have specific questions.

Grade Level Supplement (Grades 3-7)

Woot Math is a grade level supplement for foundational material (fractions, decimal, ratios, negative numbers, and more). Woot Math enables students to succeed by helping them build conceptual understanding of the most challenging concepts in rational numbers. Woot Math uses multiple representations and leverages interactive models to help shore up these critical areas, so they become ready for Algebra and beyond. Implementation guidelines are available for grades 3-5 and grades 6-7.

Intervention and Remediation (Grades 6-8+)

For students in grades 6+, Woot Math is used for intervention and remediation to ensure your students develop a strong foundation of rational numbers (fractions, decimals, ratios, rates and proportions, negative numbers, etc) so they can be successful in all types of mathematics. Woot Math enables students to succeed by building conceptual understanding of key rational number topics. View the implementation guidelines for grades 6-8.

What content does Woot Math cover?

Woot Math provides tools for teachers in the math and STEM-related classrooms. It is appropriate for grades K-12+, and is aligned to both state and Common Core standards. Woot Math provides both Formative Assessment and Adaptive Learning content for teachers to utilize with their students:

Formative Assessment: Grades K-12+.  The formative assessments are designed to help you effectively leverage technology and identify gaps in student learning with real-time insights into trends, make student thinking visible, and bring joy (after all, Woot is in our name!) into the math classroom.

Adaptive Learning: Grades 3-7, intervention grades 8+. Help your students master critical concepts with the award-winning, research-based, interactive personalized learning platform that is proven to increase student outcomes.

Which grades is Woot Math appropriate for?

Woot Math is designed to be used with K-12+ classrooms. There are FREE grade-appropriate quizzes, warm-ups, exit tickets, polls and formative assessments that teachers can utilize today. Explore some of the free high-quality math- and STEM-based content here.

Woot Math also provides an Adaptive Learning platform for use as a supplement to your core curriculum, as well as intervention and remediation. The Adaptive Learning platform provides grade-aligned content for grades 3-7, and also as a supplement for grades 6-8.

Woot Math in a 4th Grade Classroom

Fraction bar digital manipulatives
Fraction Circle Digital Manipulatives

– Digital Manipulatives –

Not having to search for a half, third, and sixth piece (that accidentally got knocked on the ground and now is under someone’s shoes, or what color was the twelves piece?!) To model a problem quickly and efficiently for a learner still at the concrete level of fractions is a teacher’s dream come true!

Woot Math provides an opportunity for students to have access to manipulatives and models of all sizes and types (fraction bars and circles are available to students) while working on problems that cover all grade level standards. This is exactly what I have always wanted to be able to provide for my students. The question types are varied with kid friendly fonts, graphics, and animations to keep students interested peeked. Additionally, the writing tool is fantastic for showing how to make groups, separate, divide, and give meaning to word problems – every kids’ nemesis. Woot Math has built in positive reinforcements and rewards to keep students engaged while offering rigorous common core aligned curriculum. Students are presented with problems that mirror our state test and their confidence is built as they see themselves as experts to help classmates working on similar question types.

Student engagement

– Student engagement includes badges and stars –

Like most classrooms across the nation, my class is composed of students performing multiple grade levels above and multiple grade levels below in math a well as other subjects. Woot Math is a perfect match for every student in our class. Students with IEPs are able to watch the instructional videos and receive curriculum starting with third grade standards. Students who are advanced in math can progress on their own above our grade level and continue to learn fractions and decimals into sixth grade level.

We use Woot Math in class for 15 to 30 minutes a day while we are working in the fractions domain. I assign each student to start at the beginning of the program, which is third grade standards. As a fourth-grade teacher it is a dream for me to have no assumptions of what the students remember from last year. Every child is able to work through last year‘s fractions and decimals standards. (You can find a useful example of Woot Math problems  on their Equivalent Fractions page.)

Woot Math gives students the opportunity for additional practice if they make mistakes, so mastery is the focus of each assignment. I love that Woot Math ensures that each student is able to be successful before moving on. The focus is on mastery, not on getting the assignment completed as fast as possible. If students rush through with careless errors they are given more opportunities to try those problems again. Students learn that focus and accuracy are more important than speed. The immediate feedback students receive let’s them know right away if they are understanding the standards or not.

Completed Book Tile

– Completed Book Award –

Each week on Monday I set a goal for students to complete one or two “books” by Friday. I love that the curriculum is broken down into small parts so students are celebrated frequently and receive recognition for their hard work. Everyone feels like a winner with Woot Math. Kids love receiving a new highlight color and being awarded their stars at the end of a section. I reinforce to my class not to guess and to rewatch the video that comes at the beginning of the section which models, describes, and outlines exactly how to complete the work.

The Mastery by Books report is a quick way for me to scan who has completed which books and to what degree of mastery. The color-coded grid is simple, straightforward, and a breeze to use for the busy teacher with multiple subjects to teach a day. Being able to see 32 students work on individualized assignments that have been personalized to meet their needs is so rewarding. Every student is learning the next thing they need to know. That’s the power of Woot Math! Woot!

Adaptive Learning Reports

– Sample Report –

If you haven’t already, sign up for your free today!

About Christi:
Christi Tucker is a 4th grade teacher with her masters degree in curriculum and instruction. She has ten years of experience in preschool through 8th grade. Christi loves the Southern California sunshine, color-changing sheep on Minecraft, kayaking in the bay, and taking on a challenge to learn something new. Embracing change, she loves to integrate technology into learning and utilizing it to make learning an adventure everyday.

Technology Tools for Elementary Grades

While there are no shortage of lists, they can be time consuming to parse and analyze. Organizations like Common Sense Media are critical (you can see their review of Woot Math here). Tracy Johnston Zager’s just posted her list, A Totally Not Exhaustive Look at the Current State of Elementary EdTech. We think her crtieria is a pretty good lens for analysis. It includes:
1. No time pressure. Some of the recommended apps have the option of timing or the option of disabling the timer. I recommend disabling the timer in all cases. If you can’t disable or mellow out the timer, don’t use the app.
2. Conceptual modeling. There are plenty of apps that have flashcards embedded in sushi restaurants, caves, junkyards, etc. But I’m looking for programs that relate the concepts of the number and operations to the fact. This usually means some form of visual modeling (arrays, dots, etc.).
3. Productive handling of mistakes. They’re opportunities to learn and should be framed as such. Also, competition is to be avoided for most students.
As she mentions, the list is not comprehensive. But it definitely includes some of our favorites, as well as some that are new to us. Thanks Tracy for the thoughtful list! And we are proud that Woot Math was included. You can read her full review here:

Woot Math in a 6th Grade Classroom

There are many ways I use Woot Math Adaptive Practice with my students. The Adaptive Practice provides a series of books by topic, covering all fraction standards. In sixth grade, we do an entire fraction unit, which I usually start by having them complete the Woot Math Fraction Refresher II unit. This book summarizes all the fifth grade standards, giving me the opportunity to quickly see my students strengths and weaknesses by reviewing the Woot Math Mastery by Topic report. From this report, I am able to immediately get easy to read insights into each student.

The Woot Math Fraction Refresher unit acts as my pre-assessment. I then use the Interactive Problem Bank, provided with Adaptive Practice, to create lessons that cater to the topics that the report identifies my students struggle with the most. The Woot Math Interactive Problem Bank works well with SMARTboards, or can be projected on a whiteboard where students can write directly on the pictures, figures, and diagrams. These lessons meet the needs of visual learners with a variety of models including bars, circles, number lines and more. The lessons meet the needs of auditory learners as we all talk through a problem or process. Additionally, the lessons are hands on, and let students draw on and move shapes around to justify their reasoning. Here is a great example of how to use Adaptive Practice with the Interactive Problem Bank and Woot Math Polls.
Grade 6 Classroom After my initial assessment, I then assign specific Adaptive Practice units to students based on their needs, including more advanced students who require a challenge. The smart software provides help and problems based on the way students answer, giving them appropriate practice. While students are working on Adaptive Practice in class, I have the time to meet one-on-one with students or in small groups to have in depth conversations about their understanding. I trust students to work on their device because they know I can see everything from my dashboard: screenshots of their work, how many problems they complete, and how much time it took them to complete each one. Grade 6 Class using Woot Math What I value most about Woot Math is that it perfectly supplements my curriculum and my teaching. The results speak for themselves: When my students use Woot Math they are more confident about math, and they are able to gain real mastery of the topics that they struggle with the most.

About Janelle:

Janelle Stanton is a full-time math teacher at Broomfield Heights Middle School. She has been a middle school math teacher for ten years. Before becoming a math teacher, she worked in corporate finance. She says that the experience she has had outside of education has supported learning in her classrooms because she can often answer the question, “When will we ever need to know this?” Teaching is her dream job, and she especially loves middle school because “the students are growing and changing in every way, and trying to figure out how to be their best selves.” She believes that middle school mathematics provides the foundation for many necessary real world skills, and is the parent of two middle schoolers. She loves to learn new things and considers herself a lifelong learner. She has presented at local and national math education conferences, e.g., the MidSchool Math National Conference: Janelle has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting and Finance, an MBA, and a Masters in Secondary Education with emphasis on Mathematics.