We understand that each student has unique learning needs and abilities. To provide the optimal learning experience for all new students coming to My Math Academy, we begin their educational journey with placement activities.
We start with a student's age group or grade level to help inform our initial placement activities. Once your student completes the initial placement activities, our adaptive learning technology evaluates what each student knows, what they don't know, and what they're most ready to learn. This is personalized for each student.
The initial placement activities should take approximately 20 minutes for most students to complete. However, it's important that your students who may take longer to complete the activities do not feel rushed or pressured by the time. It is most important that they take the time they need to accurately reflect their prior knowledge.
In My Math Academy students will be introduced to Shapey Scientists and Shapey Lab Assistants, who will guide them through gamelike placement activities. The placement activities rapidly identify that student's precise initial placement into the program's content. Once those placement activities are completed, students start working on more difficult learning activities.
Placement Activities Examples

Learning Objective: Counting out objects
In the following Placement Activity, the student is given a target number to count out. In this example, it is six. The student is given several squares and should drag exactly six into the answer box. After the student drags squares into the answer box, a green checkmark appears, so they submit their answer. The student does not receive correct answer or wrong answer feedback after they submit their answer.

Learning Objective: Recognize numbers from 1100
In the following Placement Activity, the student will see three numbered cards on the screen. The narrator will instruct the student to select one out of the three numbers shown on the numbered cards 
Learning Objective: Count from 1 to 10
In the following Placement Activity, the student is instructed to count forward from one. The student is given several squares to drag exactly the next number into an answer box. After the student drags numbered squares into the answer box, a green checkmark appears, so they submit their answer. The student does not receive correct answer or wrong answer feedback after they submit their answer.