Imagine Math

Quick Guide

Getting started

Imagine Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn—and love—math!

Imagine Math is built from carefully sequenced and paced progressions that provide the conceptual underpinnings of grade-level success. The system is designed to build students' conceptual understanding, flexible strategic thinking, and problem-solving perseverance. As students advance through adaptive lesson pathways, they interact with highly focused content purposefully chosen to help students make connections while learning to think algebraically.

System for success

Student motivation

Imagine Math's motivation system is based on a single idea—rewarding effort—and it works. Students earn points that can be used for their avatars and for meeting classroom goals.

Rigorous, adaptive content

Personalized instruction based on each student's level of understanding helps build confidence and the knowledge needed to move to the next level.

Access to live teachers

Students receive one-to-one support (in English and Spanish) through on-demand encounters with live, U.S.-certified math teachers.

Actionable data

Powerful visual summaries on student and classroom performance support teacher-led, data-driven instruction.

Proven results

Students completing 20+ lessons on Imagine Math improved significantly in STAAR exams. Source: Texas SUCCESS Comprehensive Evaluation Report for the Texas Education Agency, Gibson Consulting Group.

Texas state assessment scores

Source: Texas SUCCESS Comprehensive Evaluation Report for the Texas Education Agency, Gibson Consulting Group.

Log in

Visit https://math.imaginelearning.com to sign in.

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Start Cards

A student's login card displays the student's username and password. To access Start Cards, go to Classes > Start Cards.

Start Cards

Equipment

Computers and devices

To ensure a smooth student experience, test all devices in advance. See System requirements for information about supported devices.

Headsets

Imagine Math is best utilized with headphones.

 

Please be sure to keep each headset with its paired computer so as not to confuse device connections.

Teacher information

Teacher dashboard

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Use the Filter by: feature to select a classroom from the dropdown list and set a filter. When you select a classroom, the Students with Work, Math Time, Student Activity, and Student Performance widgets will refresh to show data specific to the classroom.

Students with Work

Shows students who have taken a math action expressed as a percentage of students enrolled. A rising percentage indicates growth in the number of enrolled students using Imagine Math for the first time. This metric can be used to monitor progress in student onboarding.

Math Time

Shows average time spent by students doing math with an emphasis on school time, expressed as hours and minutes (HH:MM). Hovering over a section of the pie chart will reveal average school time or average evening/weekend time. These metrics can be used to monitor overall student usage of Imagine Math.

Student Activity

Shows the average number of lessons completed (‘attempted’) by students. The bar chart shows the progression of average completed lessons toward 30. The dials show the percentage of students who have completed less than 15 lessons, between 15 and 29 lessons and 30 or more lessons. These metrics can be used to monitor student progress in completing lessons.

Student Performance

Shows passed lesson data. The green box indicates the percentage of all lessons completed that were passed. The dials show unique lessons passed — split by on grade-level and below grade-level — in total and expressed as a percentage of unique lessons completed. These metrics can be used to monitor student mastery of math concepts based on the quantity of unique lessons being passed. Low percentages of passed lessons may indicate the need for additional remediation.

View More Information

View more detailed Snapshot Reports for Math Time, Student Activity and Student Performance and download data.

Charities

Once Imagine Math has set up charitable giving, shows the top 5 charities receiving the highest donations. Go to the full charities list by clicking View All Charities.

Activity Feed

Shows moment-by-moment activity by students across all classrooms. Click the message bubble icon to send the student a message or click the star icon to ‘star’ an action (similar to liking a post on Facebook). Click a student’s name to go to the Student Progress Report. Students receive notifications of stars on their dashboard and receive messages in their Messages section.

Contests

Shows Imagine Math's featured theme-based contest encouraging student effort in class and outside of school. Go to the full contest list by clicking View All Contests.

Student experience

Pathways

The initial Benchmark is automatically assigned to students based on their grade level. Their pathway is built based on how they perform on the benchmark. The students progress through this process for each lesson.

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Recommended usage

Students who use the program with fidelity are more likely to achieve optimal results. Here are usage guidelines for Imagine Math:

Usage

Goal

Recommended usage for Imagine Math is 60-90 minutes (or 2-3 lessons passed) per week.

30 lessons passed before the end of the year. Students who pass 30+ lessons show statistically significant higher scores on state exams.

 

Students can access Imagine Math on any device that has Internet connectivity. Students can work on math at home, at the library, on iPads, or even phones. The recommended browser is Google Chrome.

Add students

Navigation to the Add Students Wizard varies by user role.

Teachers

Hover over the Students menu, then click Add Students.

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Administrators (School, District, Customer)

Hover over the Users menu, then click Add Students.

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Using the Add Students Wizard

The Add Students wizard provides two primary options to create student accounts and assign students to classrooms.

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Step-by-Step

Allows the creation of several student accounts at a time, with helpful prompts to guide you through the process.

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Upload a CSV

Allows the creation of large numbers of student accounts using a CSV file template that must be prepared according to specifications.

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Student assessment

About the Benchmark

The Imagine Math benchmark was developed by MetaMetrics and is an inspection tool used to identify necessary remediation curricular areas. It is a 30-question adaptive test, and takes 25-40 minutes to complete. The result of the Benchmark is a Quantile measure, a performance grade level, and an instructional grade level. Benchmark 1 is automatically delivered upon initial login. Benchmarks 2 and 3 have to be assigned. There is a mandatory window of at least 90 days between benchmarks.

To assign Benchmark 2 and 3

  1. Go to Students > Benchmark Roster.
  2. Select an individual student, or select all.
  3. Click Assign Benchmark.

Benchmark

 

This is a mandatory 90-day window between benchmarks. Once assigned, the benchmark is the next thing students see when they log in.

Benchmark

Teaching resources are based on Quantile Measure and Standards.

Live teachers

As students work independently on the computer at home or school, live bilingual support is only a click away. Students have access to just-in-time support from certified teachers—precisely when they need it. Teachers are available day and night and have plenty of weekend office hours. Students have access to the teacher tab after clicking on both Help tabs and attempting the problem.

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Journaling

Facilitate a whole-class instruction lesson using a Guided Learning activity. Use the Guided Learning graphic organizer to complete the lesson. Students should not use computers while you are facilitating the lesson. Once students have completed the Guided Learning graphic organizer, use it as a reference in student journals.

Journaling during the Guided Learning activity is crucial to teach students mathematical concepts, and provides notes for students to use when working on the Practice and Post-Quiz activities. Please make sure you grade the journals.

Reporting tools

Imagine Math is focused on meeting the instructional needs of the teachers and students we serve. Imagine Math reports are designed to give educators the information they need to ensure program success. The system organizes student performance data and provides powerful visual summaries giving insight into where students are, how much progress they are making and where they need to go next.

Overview Report

The Overview Report provides information about student performance in Imagine Math and usage of the application. Teachers and school administrators can subscribe to receive weekly emailed reports.

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Standards Report

The Standards Report provides a view into how students, classrooms, schools and districts are performing against standards set by their state or Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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Strands

The Strands Report provides a view into how students, classrooms, schools, and districts are performing against the strands and Quantile Skills and Concepts (QSC), elements of the Quantile Framework that comprise Imagine Math Benchmarks. Students are identified as passing, failing, or struggling in a strand or QSC based on their performance on Imagine Math lessons that are aligned to the strand or QSC.

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Student Progress

The Student Progress Report provides a detailed view into how students are performing on their pathways as they use Imagine Math. This report is designed to be printed so you can show a student's progress to parents.

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