Introducing ALEKS QuickTables
ALEKS QuickTables is a Research-Based Online Math Facts Program:
- Research-based program with individualized assessment and learning
- Covers 0-12 range of facts for multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction
- Content correlated to NCTM standards
- Ongoing practice helps students learn and recall facts
- Interactive games provide additional review and built-in rewards
- Online access - PC and Mac Compatible
- Fully Bilingual - English and Spanish
- Teacher sets access for time and number of days per week
- Can be used with ALEKS course products or by itself
ALEKS QuickTables requires minimal teacher involvement for immediate implementation. Begin using ALEKS QuickTables weekly for three 15-minute sessions with your students before, during, or after school.
After registration, the student practices entering numbers and then takes a brief timed test on entering numbers.
The student will then choose the table they will work on from the options the teacher has made available.
After the student achieves a basic familiarity with entering numbers, ALEKS administers an interactive assessment for the chosen table.
Following the initial assessment, the student receives a color-keyed table. In the table, colors correspond to a level of mastery for each math fact. In the below example, the student is an Expert on the green facts but only a Beginner on the blue facts.
yellow facts are facts that the student can choose to work on by clicking on the
The student receives immediate feedback when she enters her response, as well as help with the correct answer if she answers incorrectly.
In ALEKS QuickTables, the memorization of math facts is facilitated by a distributed practice mechanism that closely adapts to the individual student. This enables a learning sequence that carefully mixes new and partially mastered problems, gradually moving the learned facts from short-term memory to long-term memory.
Students have the ability to print 40-question worksheets for additional practice or review. These worksheets are uniquely generated based on the student's math fact mastery. The answer key is automatically sent to the teacher for ease of grading.
Basic Teacher Module
A powerful Teacher Module allows teachers to monitor student progress, generate customized worksheets, and adjust program settings to best fit student and class needs.
ALEKS provides teachers and administrators with a wealth of information on student progress, including last login, duration of answer timer, individual and class performance, and much more. Bar graphs allow teachers to quickly gauge each student's performance at the time of his or her last assessment (blue), progress in Learning Mode (green), and the material not yet mastered (yellow).
Teachers and administrators can monitor any student's
progress or the progress of an entire class.
Teachers can allow student access to an onscreen keypad and
timer, as well as customize time settings for each student.
Teachers and administrators can also access a comprehensive
progress report for each student. This report will show the student's
current bar graph for each table. Teachers can view a table for any specific
date, as well as a vertical bar graph report showing their progress over
Creating New Tables
Teachers and administrators can add new tables using the
Teacher Module Home page.
Teachers and administrators can also edit existing tables
by adjusting the default program settings.
Teachers and administrators have the option to create
worksheets mixing facts for different tables. They can select the number of
questions and assign worksheets to some or all students.