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Editing the Problem Format Preference

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network/Program Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

Note: School Network staff and school staff can view the setting, but they cannot change it.

The Problem Format preference allows you to specify which format the program will use for the problems on practices and tests.

Choices are: Horizontal, Vertical or Combination (a random combination of horizontal and vertical format). The default is Horizontal.

Some levels use only Horizontal. For a list of the levels, see Levels That Use Only Horizontal. These levels use only Horizontal (even if Vertical or Combination is selected as the problem format).

You can set the preference for all of the students in a class and also set it individually for one or more students.

This preference affects

  • MathsFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place (computer or tablet)
  • NEO 2 using the MathsFacts in a Flash RP SmartApplet
  • Renaissance Home Connect (computer or tablet)

This preference does not affect

  • NEO 2 using the MathsFacts in a Flash (offline) SmartApplet
  • Responder
  • All classroom preferences are copied (Mandatory Practice, Authorisation Password, Problem Format, Question Type, Time Targets, Time-Out and TOPS Report).
  • Exceptions to preferences are not copied.
  • What is an exception to a preference? Two preferences (Problem Format and Question Type) allow you to set the preference for all of the pupils in a class and also set it individually for one or more pupils. When you set one or both of these preferences for an individual pupil, it is known as an exception.

  • When copying classes, your school can also choose to copy the assigned teachers, assigned products and enrolled pupils.

For details, see Copying Classes from the Previous School Year in the Renaissance Place help.

To edit the preference

  1. On the Home page, select MathsFacts in a Flash, then Preferences. The Preferences page opens.

  2. If necessary, use the School and Class drop-down lists (above the preferences tables) to choose the school and class.
  3. Under Classroom Preferences, select Problem Format.
  4. The Problem Format Preference page opens.

  5. To change the setting for an entire class, select Horizontal, Vertical or Combination (a random mix of horizontal and vertical).
  6. Some levels use only Horizontal. For a list of the levels, see Levels That Use Only Horizontal. These levels use only Horizontal (even if Vertical or Combination is selected as the problem format).

    If you want to change settings for individual students, go to step 5.

    If you do not want to change settings for individual students, go to step 7.

  7. To change the setting for an individual student or students, select Add Students.
  8. Use the list of students on the right.

    Select the box in front of the desired student's name(s). When you have finished selecting the student(s), select < Add.

  9. The students you selected are listed on the left, under Exceptions to Class Setting.
  10. For each student in the Exceptions table, choose one of the options in the Problem Format column.

    Note: Once you have made a student an exception, that student will not be affected by the class setting for this preference, unless you remove the student from the exception list.

  11. Review your selections. Make any desired changes.
  12. To exit without saving your changes, select Cancel.

    To return the class setting to the default (Horizontal), select Default. This returns the class setting to the default; it does not change any exceptions (individual students).

    When you are finished, select Save.