Has MobyMax cracked the code on inspiring and engaging gifted and talented students? After you watch a new video featuring AGP students at McKitrick Elementary School in Florida, you’ll see that is indeed the case. The video showcases several gifted students, along with teacher Chris Godshall, who explain, in their own words, how Moby Math enables them to learn better, faster.
One student in the video raves about the endless opportunities for learning offered by MobyMax. “It doesn’t ever end lessons for you,” he says. “If you finish a lesson, you don’t wait until you have a new lesson assigned. You can just keep on going and learning new things.”
AGP Teacher Chris Godshall has been teaching for 16 years. In his interview, he says he uses MobyMax with his AGP class because it helps students at so many different levels. “Some have gaps to fill within the math standards, and some need to be enriched within the math standards.”
We know teachers are always on the lookout for the best ways to assess their students' reading. Identifying critical reading skills gaps at an early age is the first step to ensuring that students are strong readers for life. To help build up a classroom full of great readers, we have released a new subject in Pinpoint Assessments: Foundational Reading! Aligned with CCSS, Foundational Reading Skill Checker and Benchmarker allow teachers to comprehensively assess their students' reading skills.
Who in the world would ever say something like, “Two million problems? I don’t think we’re going to have any trouble doing it.”
Monica Contreras, that’s who! Contreras is a 3rd grade teacher at McKitrick Elementary School and one of many who rave about how effective MobyMax is. You can hear her story in this brand-new video.
The video is only four minutes long, so it’s short enough to catch during your lunch break. However, it’s long enough to capture the enthusiasm that three teachers, a principal, and one adorable second grader have for the MobyMax approach to learning.
In Pinpoint Assessments, you now have even more ways to assess your students in the way you see best fit. For Benchmarker tests, teachers now have the option to only include standards that were not passed on a previous Benchmarker test. On Math Benchmarkers, teachers can also choose between long (about 90 minutes) and short (about 45 minutes) tests.
Pinpoint Assessments is coming together really nicely. We just added all three options for printing reports; you can print, create PDFs, and export CSV files in Pinpoint Assessments. Simply click the print icon in the top right corner of the screen to print!
It's that simple!
Use the "Assign Lessons" search bar to search for lesson titles, lesson topics, or words that appear in standards. The words or word portions you search for will appear highlighted when applicable.
Math + Pizza = Fun
MobyMax is looking for the most dedicated math class in America. Could it be yours? Join our nationwide Math Challenge starting this week and see if your class ranks as the best in the country!
Here’s how the Challenge works.
We know that students and teachers love using MobyMax because it’s such a fun way to boost math skills. So, it just makes good sense that more Moby Math means more fun!
That’s why this end-of-year nationwide Moby Math Challenge puts the focus on how much time your class actually spends using Moby to do math. Participating teachers and classrooms will race against each other Monday (Dec 4) – Thursday (Dec 7) to see who racks up the highest average time spent in Moby Math.
The more minutes your class accumulates, the more improvements you’ll see in students’ abilities to understand place value, operations, proportional relationships, expressions and equations and probability – all of which align with Common Core standards and fit seamlessly into your schools’ educational objectives and requirements.
MobyMax, innovator of the nationally applauded personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, has won two 2017 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Known for helping students learn twice as fast, MobyMax garnered a Silver Medal in the Favorite Interventions & Remediation Software category and a Platinum Medal in the Favorite Adaptive/ Personalized Learning Tool category. Winners of the awards, which honor outstanding contributions in education, were determined via an online poll of over 1,000 education professionals.
“We are gratified that those on the frontlines of addressing our biggest instruction and motivation challenges have found MobyMax to be such a worthwhile partner,” said company co-founder Glynn Willett. “Thanks to their feedback and our own commitment to results-driven innovation, we’ve been able to create the most comprehensive all-in-one K-8 offering on the market. Our model enables students to consistently gain more than one full grade level after just 40 hours of work – and at a fraction of the cost of other products.
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It's September, so it's time to fix those skill gaps before students start to fall behind.
If you'd like some tips on how to get your roster up and running in MobyMax, you'll find this quick video helpful.
Once you have your new students registered, you can let them pick up where they left off in MobyMax last year (by default) or restart them in any particular subject.
In addition to our Personalized Learning, which has made MobyMax the most widely used curriculum in the United States, be sure to check out our new Pinpoint Assessments for Math and Language.
Here's how to access Pinpoint Assessments:
MobyMax’s Pinpoint Assessments -- as the name implies -- lets you pinpoint the specific skills that each student is missing or has mastered. This is done using two advanced modules: Skill Checker and Benchmarker.
You'll want to use Skill Checker daily, not only because the tests take seconds to create, but because you can easily assign lessons to fix missing skills.
Benchmarker accurately measures student progress within a grade level in just 45 minutes. It also allows you to assign lessons that keep your students moving forward.
Skill Checker and Benchmarker are just the first elements in a comprehensive new approach that's soon to be indispensable in your classroom. We will be adding more subjects, features, and modules throughout the school year.