Freckle Math is composed of two different types of practice: Adaptive Practice and Targeted Practice.
Adaptive Practice: For each domain, students start with a pre-test. This pre-test determines their level, and students work from that point onward.
- When students do well on a topic, we considered it mastered. There is no set number of questions it takes to reach mastery—it's a more involved process that takes timing, order, difficulty, and accuracy into account.
- When students struggle with a topic, Freckle automatically remediates them. This means that we use the Freckle adaptive algorithm and the standard breakdowns to work through material that supports understanding of whatever the student is having trouble with. If the student continues to struggle, the program will reinforce topics he or she has previously mastered and gradually work towards mastery.
- Freckle automatically reviews concepts the student struggled with in the past. When a student has trouble with something, the program first works towards remediating the student and helping him/her master it.
Targeted Practice: Teachers send their students assignments, focusing on a particular skill and standard.
- Teachers can pick to assign 3, 5, or 10 questions based on a certain skill or standard.
- Every student will then see the same questions based on the selected standard.
- Like adaptive practice, there will be a variety of question types.
If a student has assessed lower than the selected skill or has struggled with recent practice related to this skill, Freckle may provide a recommendation for teachers to differentiate the assignment for students by assigning a mix of prerequisite skills along with the selected skill. Students who receive the prerequisite skills will not receive the assignment on the selected skill.
Prerequisite skill assignments include a combination of questions addressing critical skills that support understanding of the selected skill, in addition to 2 questions at the selected skill level.