The Math Mastery Series (MMS) was designed for single grade groups, however, because students’ processing speeds differ vastly, some schools stream MMS. This allows the teacher to tailor lesson pace to the group processing speed, without fear of leaving anyone behind.
Note: In first year of implementation all groups commence their appropriate program at Lesson 1. Whilst not necessary to complete programs within a year, each program must be completed before moving on to the next. Student Workbook can be carried forward.
Suggested Implementation Plan
Intervention MMS CHIN-IT approach
See JEMM+ Introduction (page xi) LOW-PERFORMING STUDENT SUPPORT
Also, those wanting to use JEMM at Year 2 can do so after the half-year mark with the MMS ‘CHIN-IT’ approach. Note: do not use Student Workbook in Year 2. In Year 3 restart JEMM from Lesson 1 and introduce Student Workbook.
Incorporating teacher-delivered MMSanimation: JEMM+/JEMM+animation; EMM/EMManimation
In a nutshell, incorporating teacher-delivered MMSanimation approach involves the teacher presenting each lesson twice. In the first presentation, the lesson is presented by the teacher as per normal (i.e. presents entire lesson, corrects, and debugs student-identified bugs recorded in Student Workbook).
The following day, the teacher repeats the lesson allowing MMSanimation (JEMM+animation; EMManimation) to deliver the script. The teacher plays each video, students listen to the voice and watch the animation; then answer the question directly into prac journal.
After the last video of the lesson has been delivered the teacher carries out corrections and debugs as per normal (i.e. corrects, and debugs student-identified bugs recorded in their prac journal).
This approach frees up the teacher to move around as the video plays, observing student faces as they watch the video, then observing student prac journals as they record their responses.
Note: A lesson will automatically proceed to the next video, or the teacher can control when to proceed. Teacher can also use the dropdown to select any question in that lesson.
Students’ prac journal data should be reviewed alongside Student Workbook data.
The main purpose of the MMS programs is to develop fluency and automaticity in basic skills, knowledge and understanding in all students, regardless of ability. Importantly, MMS serves as a daily diagnostic tool that maps student progress. Each lesson incorporates daily assessment as an integral part of the learning process.
It is critical to start with the appropriate program, so carefully consider the first five lessons and last lesson of each program (provided to show skill extent covered).
Go to Sample Materials https://mathmasteryseries.com.au/sample-materials/