How are maths practice questions selected for pupils?
Freckle Maths is composed of two different types of practice: Adaptive Practice and Targeted Practice.
Adaptive Practice: For each domain, pupils start with a baseline. This baseline determines their level, and pupils work from that point onward.
- When pupils do well on a topic, we considered it mastered. There is no set number of questions it takes to reach mastery—it is a more involved process that takes timing, order, difficulty and accuracy into account.
- When pupils struggle with a topic, Freckle automatically remediates them. This means that we use the Freckle adaptive algorithm and the objective breakdowns to work through material that supports understanding of whatever the pupil is having trouble with. If the pupil continues to struggle, the program will reinforce topics he or she has previously mastered and gradually work towards mastery.
- Freckle automatically reviews concepts the pupil struggled with in the past. When a pupil has trouble with something, the program first works towards remediating the pupil and helping him/her master it.
Targeted Practice: Teachers send their pupils tasks, focusing on a particular skill and objective.
- Teachers can pick to assign 3, 5 or 10 questions based on a certain skill or objective.
- Every pupil will then see the same questions based on the selected objective.
- Like adaptive practice, there will be a variety of question types.