using XtraMath in thrive
Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber • Last Updated: 04-17-2017
XtraMath is a free, online math fact mastery program that we have been using lightly in THRIVE since the Fall of 2015.
Regular use of this program became a formal assignment for all students in March 2017. Every time you use the program, it will earn points according to the following scale.
You finished a lesson with a score of 90% or better.
You finished a lesson with a score of 75% to 89%.
Your score was below 74%.
You started but did not finish an assignment.
At the end of each week, you will receive a mark based on your total points earned:
4.0 (Outstanding) = 13+ total points per week
3.5 (Great) = 11-12 total points per week
3.0 (Good) = 9-10 total points per week
2.5 (Fair) = 7-8 total points per week
2.0 (Pass) = 5-6 total points per week
1.5 (Weak) = 3-4 total points per week
1.0 (Fail) = 0-2 total points per week
In addition, you will also receive four bonus points every time you earn a certificate for passing a level.
XtraMath can be used at home or at school. A lot of kids report that they find the program's high standards are hard to reach. Nevertheless, practice leads to progress and there can be no doubt that the core calculation skills it works on are essential to success in advanced math.