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.
Teacher-directed MMSanimation approach: JEMM+/JEMM+animation; EMM/EMManimation
The Teacher-directed 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. This observed data (qualitative) coupled with the data collected in the Student Workbook (quantitative), strengthens the diagnostic component of the MMS implementation.
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.
Option: Teacher presents a round of 5 lessons. After each round, the teacher repeats the 5 lessons allowing MMSanimation (JEMM+animation; EMManimation) to deliver the script.
Math Mastery Series (MMS) programs are designed to develop fluency and automaticity in basic skills, knowledge and understanding; they match student skill level rather than year level. For this reason it’s crucial teachers choose the appropriate program.
NOTE: For skill extent covered, carefully consider the first five lessons and last lesson of each program.https://mathmasteryseries.com.au/sample-materials/
Each program comprises:
- Teacher Book – contains presentation lesson scripts with exact instructional wording;
- Electronic Reference Stimulus (ERS) – includes all visual diagrams, formulas and display material;
- Student Workbook – an academic journal where students record, analyse and map performance. This workbook is the MMS equivalent of a GPS, monitoring quality of implementation, and tracking both teacher performance and student achievement. More an academic journal, the workbook is where students daily record, summarise and represent their own data, thereby enabling both teacher and student to specifically target misunderstanding and monitor progress. The MMS, being data driven, means capturing that data is critical to teacher diagnosis and consequent student path to mastery.