21 Aug Reliable, Research-Based Math Fact Instruction
Factivation!® uses researched, high-yield strategies to deliver results.
You may be familiar with the work of Dr. Robert Marzano, a leading researcher in the field of education. Dr. Marzano’s learning map, outlines 41 elements of effective classroom instruction, divided into 9 design questions (DQ). Each falls under one of the following three lesson segments: Involving Routine Events, Addressing Content, Enacted on the Spot. Factivation!® correlates to many of the 41 identified classroom strategies, so it is no surprise when we receive unsolicited testimonials from excited teachers saying that Factivation!® delivered results and helped their students to master Math facts. Here are some examples of the correlations:
- Critical information, the lesson’s “focus facts”, are identified and learning goals are clearly established at the beginning of each Factivation!® video lesson.
(DQ 2, Element 6)
- New content is previewed through concept-building activities and in the instructional videos.
(DQ 2, Element 8)
- Content is chunked into “digestible bites” as facts are presented in small, brain-friendly groups.
(DQ 2, Element 9)
- Students are given adequate time and various opportunities to process new learning.
(DQ 2, Element 10)
- Students record and represent new knowledge using our Concept Builders, etc.
(DQ 2, Element 12)
- Previously learned Math facts are consistently and systematically reviewed.
(DQ 3, Element 14)
- Students are provided with various ways to practice new knowledge and build fact fluency.
(DQ 2, Element 15)
- Students track their own progress towards 100% mastery and success is celebrated.
(DQ 1, Element 2)
- The use of academic games is involved with each lesson to increase student engagement.
(DQ 5, Element 25)
- All instructional videos maintain a lively pace and students naturally use physical movement during instructional videos, because of the intensity of the fluency-building session.
(DQ 5, Elements 27 & 28)
- Strategies presented maintain student engagement because they are unusual and intriguing.
(DQ 5, Element 32)
- ALL students can be expected to master Math facts using Factivation!®, as it delivers instruction that addresses each learning style.
(DQ 9, Element 39)