One of the biggest benefits of Mathematical Learning Systems™ (MLS) is its capacity to meet the individual needs of each student. The program’s third party testing, program placement testing, and continuous progress monitoring reports make it easy to determine each student’s strengths and deficiencies. You can use the information to customize units, levels, phases, and preferences and settings and build a prescriptive lesson plan that accommodates the student’s learning style.

Program Placement

MLS uses skill level mastery rather than grade level mastery, so each student works on lessons that address his or her individual needs. The lab setting allows each student to work on a different lesson during the same class period, something that rarely happens in a typical classroom.

Lesson Settings

The lesson settings determine the type of lesson the student completes — concrete, semi-concrete, abstract, or problems; the order in which operations appear; and the number of examples the student sees before starting independent practice. These settings allow the student as much time as she needs to work on lessons; at the same time, they provide the repetition and review necessary for mastery.

Task Parameters

The Fluency tasks have a variety of parameters that determine which new and review facts the program presents, how the student responds to the computer presentation, and how many repetitions the student sees. You can modify these parameters to address a student’s strengths or weaknesses in the most effective manner.