This article explains the parts of the lessons in Imagine Math 3+. The visual at the top of the student's screen indicates which part of the lesson they are on (in yellow) and which parts they've already completed (check marks).
You may preview a lesson at any time via the Lesson Explorer.
PRE-QUIZ: This activity is designed to assess student understanding of the content and provide a data point from which to measure growth. Most Pre-Quizzes consist of 7 problems. Although Imagine Math does not provide Math Help or access to Live Teachers in this activity, students can see what they answer correctly and incorrectly and can receive partial credit for their work in each question. Students who earn at least 80% may be allowed to skip the rest of the activities in this lesson and move on to the next lesson in their pathway, with this lesson counting as a passed lesson.
Students will not receive Pre-Quizzes on what are called "Introductory Lessons" for Grade 3 and Grade 4 as follows:
- Grade 3: Visualizing Whole Numbers, Visualizing Place Value, Visualizing Addition, Visualizing Subtraction
- Grade 4: Visualizing Place Value Relationships, Visualizing Rounding, Visualizing Addition and Subtraction, Visualizing Multiplication and Division
WARM-UP GAME: This activity has students practice procedures and recall previously-learned facts to prime them for the upcoming lesson. The brief, interactive games are a fun way to hook students into the lesson. They support fact fluency by providing 20 or more practice opportunities, often within a 3-minute episode of game play. One danger of traditional practice exercises is that misconceptions can be reinforced through repetition. In contrast, Imagine Math's Warm Up games provide scaffolds and corrective feedback to students moment-by-moment so that students recognize and correct misconceptions and errors as they go.
GUIDED LEARNING: This activity helps students understand a standard, concept, or skill. Students engage in meaningful instructional tasks designed around the lesson's learning objectives. Students automatically get feedback for correct and incorrect answers, and they can click Math Help for instructional assistance. After an honest attempt at the problem, students are prompted to connect to a Live Teacher for more individualized instruction.
It is important that students read the on-screen feedback, use the help that is provided, and take notes in their Math journals while in the Guided Learning activity.
This portion of the lesson typically consists of 2-4 problems.
PRACTICE: This activity asks students to work independently as they practice solving problems. Students review, extend, and synthesize the ideas from Guided Learning. While they still get feedback for correct and incorrect answers, students do not have access to either the Math Help or the Live Teachers.
This portion of the lesson usually contains 5-10 problems and helps prepare students for the upcoming Post-Quiz.
POST-QUIZ: Like the Pre-Quiz, this activity is designed to assess students' understanding of the content. Also like the Pre-Quiz, it provides a data point to measure growth (by comparing the Pre-Quiz and Post-Quiz scores in the Student Progress report).
During the Post-Quiz, no Math Helps or Live Teachers are available. The quiz generally consists of 7 problems and the results of the quiz may determine the next lesson on each student's pathway. Students who earn at least 70% will move on to the next lesson in their prescribed pathway. Students earning less than 70% will automatically be assigned additional remediation lessons (when available) designed to help improve their understanding of this concept before re-attempting this lesson at a later time.