My assignments are not showing up for my students

My assignments are not showing up for my students

If your classroom assignments do not show up for your students, you can use these steps to resolve the issue:

Step 1

Make sure your students are logging into Woot Math via the student dashboard.  https://www.wootmath.com/student/login

Step 2

Your students should see all of their assignments after they login. Their dashboard should look something like this:

Sample Student Dashboard with Assignments

Step 3

If your student dashboard looks like the above image, but the new assignment isn’t appearing, check the Assignments tab on your teacher dashboard. The assignments tab will show all of your active assignments (you can also view ended assignments, archived assignments, manage your assignments, and more). It should look something like this:
Sample Teacher Assignment Dashboard

Step 4

If your new assignment is listed on this page, next make sure that the student(s) in question have been assignment the new assignment. Since it is possible to make an assignment only to individual students, sometimes not all students will have the same assignments. To check this, click on the down arrow next to the assignment name:

Sample Assignment Details

In this case, we see that 8 students have not been given that assignment yet.

Step 5

If you want to add those additional students, simply press the “Add Students” button and select the additional students that you want to send the assignment to:
Add additional students to a running assignment

Step 6

Now the next time that student logs into Woot Math, they should see the new assignment!

What happens when I end an assignment?

It is sometimes necessary to stop an assignment mid-stream and assign it later in the school year. In this case, what happens to the student data?

The answer is, it depends.

Adaptive Learning

For Adaptive Learning assignments, you can start and re-start assignments as much as you want, and students can pickup from where they left off. No problem!

Because Adaptive Learning units are a progression of content that is driven by our proprietary adaptive engine, Woot Math knows where the students are at any given time, and it will automatically allow them to resume when you re-assign an Adaptive Learning unit.

Imagine your students have started working on an assignment you gave to them (Ordering & Absolute Value, for example). Then, you decide you want to move on to a new topic, and end that assignment. Once you end it, it will be removed from their active assignments (any open assignments you’ve sent them will still be on their dashboard). Later in the year, when you want to circle back to Ordering & Absolute Value, just make the assignment again. Your students will then see it as an active assignment, and when they click into it, they’ll pick up exactly where they left off!

Formative Assessments (Quizzes, Homework/Classwork, Exit Tickets, etc)

The formative assessments that you assign your students are only active as long as the assignment is active, because these formative assessments are generally short-lived assignments that students do in-class. Once you end an assignment, the report is available and you can view the results. However, it isn’t possible to resume a formative assessment assignment. Note that you can always re-assign it. In that case, the students will start at the beginning again.

If you have any questions, please let us know, we are always happy to help!

Managing Your Content

Woot Math has content for K-12, so regardless of what you are looking for, you’ve come to the right place! To get started, you can first select your grade using the left-hand navigation or search.


You can further filter search results by selecting a specific number of tasks and subject, as shown:


To view the Adaptive Learning content, select the Grades 3-7 option as shown:


Any of this content can be added to My Content, which will allow you to edit, assign, preview, and more. Learn more about how to assign content to your students here.

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.)
 

How to preview an assignment?

There are a couple of ways to preview an assignment before you assign it to your students. For any of the formative assessment assignments (warmups, exit tickets, quizes, homework, etc), you can simply hover over the assignment to get the options for that assignment. To preview a formative assessment assignment, simply press the Preview, as shown here:

The Preview mode will allow you to play the assignment just like a student. The preview includes full access to the student scratchpad, correct/incorrect answer reporting, and much more.

To make a formative assessment assignment, simply pick either Teacher-Led or Self-Paced to send the assignment to your students.

For any of the Adaptive Learning assignments, you can play an assignment by assigning it to yourself (learn how to make yourself an account here). Note that because it is adaptive in nature, your experience will not be exactly the same as your students’. The other option is to use the Problem Bank. The Problem Bank removes all of the adaptivity, but lets you explore the problems and problem types your students will be asked to solve. You can access the Problem Bank from the More menu on the teacher dashboard,

or directly using this link.

The Problem Bank allows you to select by topic or standard, and explore the various levels inside each assignment. No data is stored while you are exploring these problems (since it is primarily used to review scope & sequence, project for the class, and enable small group discussions).

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.

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.

How do I assign my students work?

Assignments are used to send work to your students. Students access their assignments from the student dashboard. Once your students log in, then all active assignments are presented for them to complete. When you generate an assignment for your students, different assignment options are available depending on the specific type of content you are assigning.

Adaptive Learning

Adaptive Learning content can be assigned to your whole class or individual students for differentiation. To select the Adaptive Learning content to assign, first click on the Content tab, then select Grades 3-7 under Adaptive Content to filter only the Adaptive Learning content. Hover over the desired content, and press assign. If you are on the free tier, then you may need to unlock your free content first. To make the assignment, press the Assign button.

Formative Assessment

Quizzes, Exit Tickets, Classwork/HW, Warm Ups, and more can be assigned to the whole class or individual students for differentiation. When you generate an assignment, you have the following options:
  • Teacher-Led: Designed for a teacher-led discussion, where you control the pacing and progression of the questions presented to the students.
  • Self-Paced: Designed as an independent activity, students work at their own pace solving the questions you have pre-selected for them.

Assignment Options

To complete the assignment, you’ll want to specify which class(es) or student(s) the assignment is intended for. You can assign to an entire class, multiple classes, or to individual students for differentiation. To make an assignment for a specific class, select the class name from the drop-down menu. To make an assignment to multiple classes, select Assign to Multiple Classes from the drop-down menu. To assign to specific students, first select your class, press Assign by Student, and then select the student(s) that should receive the assignment.

Analytics

With all assignments, the Assignments section of the teacher dashboard displays the student progress for the assigned Adaptive Learning and Formative Assessments, and the Analytics section displays further results for the Adaptive Learning assignments.