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!
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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!

Interactive Professional Development

Woot Math provides free interactive PD, which will walk you through a number of steps as you get started using Woot Math in your classroom. The interactive design lets you choose those areas you want to learn more about, and skip those that you are already comfortable with. Topics include:

  • Setup your class(es)
  • Introduction to Woot Math (Part #1)
  • Woot Math Demo (both teacher and student experience)
  • Adaptive Learning deep-dive for your classroom
  • Best practices for high-quality implementation
  • How to make assignments
  • How to run a teacher-led formative assessment
  • How to leverage grouping in your classroom
  • Learn about the digital scratchpad

To get started, click 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 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 play through Adaptive Learning 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.

You can also use the Interactive Problem Bank to quickly share the hands-on, model-rich Adaptive Learning problems using a projector or interactive whiteboard. You can also explore specific topics or problem types to review scope & sequence.

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.

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.