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Mastery Settings

In addition to topics, topic order, and specific problems to include for each topic, you can customize the mastery levels students need to achieve. Adjustable mastery settings include:

  • Maximum Number of Problems Per Topic
  • Minimum Number of Problems Per Topic
  • Maximum Time In a Topic (in minutes)
  • Minimum Time In a Topic (in minutes)
  • Content Failure Threshold
  • Topic Mastery
  • Difficulty Rate

 

Each of theses settings may be adjusted with the slider bars to the right of each category Mastery Settings

 

Maximum Number of Problems Per Topic

Choose the maximum number of problems you want the students to see for each topic in your lesson plan. This number may be as low as 1 or as high as 30.

Minimum Number of Problems Per Topic

Choose the minimum number of problems you want the students to see for each topic in your lesson plan. This number may be as low as 1 or as high as 30.

Maximum Time In a Topic

This is the maximum number of minutes you want a student to work on a single topic before a new topic is offered.

Minimum Time In a Topic

This is the minimum number of minuets you want a student to work on a single topic before moving on to a new topic.

Content Failure Threshold

Leave this at the default setting (1) The system responds to the student's success rate by offering more or less difficult problems within the topic set, or by switching to a new topic set to avoid frustration or boredom.

Topic Mastery

This is the grade you expect your students to achieve. For example, if you set the mastery level to 85% (.85) then the student will continue to receive lessons and practice in this topic until they correctly answer 85% of the problems presented. The system will not force them to switch to a new topic, even though the maximum number of problems set is reached.

 

Difficulty Rate

The difficulty rate setting runs form 1 to 10 with 1 being the most difficult.

  • The default setting (2) is a reasonable challenge for skilled students.
  • For highly skilled students, try setting 1.5
  • For students who find the lessons difficult, try setting 3
  • For students new to the topics offered, or who struggle with the topics, try setting 4

 

 

 

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