Using Symphony Math

Is Symphony Math appropriate for older students?
Yes, Symphony Math may be used with older students. The program is designed with an age neutral interface that does not use cute cartoon characters or child...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:56 AM
For how long and how often do you recommend that a student use Symphony Math?
The overall recommendation for use is at least 45 minutes per week. We recommend 15- to 20-minute sessions three to five times a week. We recommend that stud...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:57 AM
I noticed that Symphony Math does not have the usual cartoon characters, music, and narratives that I have seen in other educational software. Won’t kids get bored without those cute multimedia experiences?
The Symphony Math philosophy is that children are innately curious about their world and if we design a learning environment that presents mathematical conc...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:58 AM
Why is the program called Symphony Math?
A “symphony” is something characterized by a harmonious combination of elements. Commonly this is associated with music. The integration of all of the diffe...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:58 AM
Why doesn't the program have explicit instructions?
One of the most important skills in math is problem solving. In order to be able to apply what they have learned and to solve novel mathematical problems, s...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:59 AM
Why doesn’t Symphony Math teach all of the different math strands and benchmarks required by my state standards?
The primary pedagogical premise of Symphony Math is that many students struggle with mathematics because they do no have an in-depth understanding of the bi...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:59 AM
Automatic Placement details
The Symphony Math program includes a fully-integrated assessment. Starting in the 2016-17 school year, assessment results are used to assign students to spe...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 9:49 AM
Adaptive Branching in Symphony Math
Symphony Math uses a dynamic branching engine that allows students to learn at their own levels. As students work in the program, they complete tasks that a...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 9:53 AM
My student only sees Mastery Rounds when they use the program. Is there a problem?
Symphony Math promotes both conceptual understanding and procedual fluency. When students demonstrate mastery in targeted concepts in the Symphony Math curr...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 9:56 AM
School-to-Home Resources
Generate At-Home Instructions for Each Student Automatically Please see this video that demonstrates the steps to create 1-page letters for each stud...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 10:04 AM