Welcome to the new enVisionmath2.0 Community Blog for K-5 teachers!

Whether you’re teaching with enVisionmath2.0 for the first time or have been using it previously, there’s always something new to discover amidst the many resources the program provides. In this blog, we’ll share best practices on the topics our consultants hear about most from teachers while they are in classrooms across the country . . . and we’ll also look for feedback from you to share YOUR best practices, success stories, and, tips and tricks with others!

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9 comments

  1. Hello! My name is Jane and I live in North Carolina. I teach 3rd grade in a very small district. We have 4 teachers that teach 3rd grade math. We are all in different degrees of implementation with the new program that we just adopted over the summer. I feel very comfortable with the lesson structure and components, but I am having a hard time with the suggested time lengths. I only have 60 minutes to teach math and I am having a hard time getting everything taught. Any suggestions?

    1. Jane,

      Thanks so much for joining the blog and keep the questions coming! The goal of the blog is to help teachers implement the enVisionmath program.

      That is a very common question. Have you viewed the tutorial Teaching a Lesson? That tutorial covers the basics of what happens while you teach a lesson.

    2. Hi Jane! Thanks for using enVisionmath 2.0 and accessing our new blog! Your question about time constraints is very important and also very common. Having 60 minutes within your Math block to complete the 3 step lesson structure might be a little tight, but you can do it. First, use a timer to limit the amount of time spent on each part. Step 1 should only take 10-15 minutes, possibly a little longer for new users. Step 2 should only take 20 to 25 minutes. This will leave you 25 to 30 minutes for Step 3 and completing your small group differentiated instruction groups. Try this and let me know if it helps! Have a great day of teaching and learning!

  2. Practice Buddy: Independent Practice; Math Practice and PS provides personalized online practice for your students. The “Question Help” feature includes step-by-step instructions through the “Help Me Solve This” option. “Another Look” video tutorials are also available under the “Question Help” feature to help students grasp concepts. In addition, there are also “Animations” through the Visual Learning Animation Plus tutorials as well as a really great visual glossary. You may want to initially try using one of the online Practice Buddy: Independent Practice activities with all of your students as a whole class activity, in order to point out all of these useful features, then assign to students for extra practice, support and guidance. I hope this helps.

  3. Does anyone attach a cover page to their enVision math topic tests?
    I would like to see a sample of a cover page that indicates whether students have met the specific standards tested. It would be helpful since we use standards based reports cards, to report a test grade using a standards based rubric, rather than a percentile score. Any help or feedback would be appreciated!

    1. Hello and thank you for submitting this question to the enVisionmath 2.0 Community Blog. Judging from the feedback we have already received; this post is being followed by several people. And rightly so, based on the number of schools and school districts that are moving towards standards-based grading.

      Pearson and the enVisionmath2.0 program authors do not have cover sheets that are uploaded for this specific use. However, I think this is something that could be easily accomplished. You could make your own cover sheet of standards that would be generic and used for each test. Before running the cover sheet off for a specific test, circle the standard numbers that will be covered. After grading the test, highlight in green the items that a student answered correctly and in a different color (maybe yellow or pink) the items that a student missed.

      You could also cut and paste the documentation found under the Info button for any Topic Assessment and turn this into your cover page. To accomplish this, you would log into Pearson Realize. Next, navigate to Programs. In your Table of Contents, find the specific Topic that you need. Within that topic, find the Online Assessment and select Info.

      You may also find the information found under your Data tab useful. The Class Results by Assignment and Class Mastery by Standard are both produced when students complete assigned assessments. There is also an easy to reference Online Help feature with step by step directions that can assist you in disaggregating your data.

      Thank you for submitting your question! I wish you and your students much success in the future!

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