Which version of DevMath should I use?

There are two versions of DevMath: standard and with pre-assessments. Which version you use depends on your preferences as an instructor and the goals of your particular course.

Standard Version

The standard version is mapped very much like our Algebra 1 course, and provides flexibility to fit an instructor-paced teaching model.

In the standard version, as you can see, the instructor (and student, if the instructor allows) has direct access to all the teaching materials. Using features of the institution's own LMS, the instructor can hide, display, rearrange or delete any content (please refer to our best practices article for important tips on customizing courses).

Pre-Assessment Version

The pre-assessment version looks quite different. It is designed with a personalized learning approach. The student takes a "pre-assessment" at the beginning of each unit, and is thereafter presented with only the material s/he has not mastered.

Pre-Assessment Version

The layout of the course in the LMS is also different. The instructor does not have access to all of the topics individually. Instead, all of the content from Lessons and Topics are grouped together under one link: the "Unit Map".

After taking the pre-assessment, each student will see something different in the Unit Map. Each student's learning path is laid out individually, based on their scores on Topics in the pre-assessment.

The instructor can control which Topics are covered in each Unit's pre-assessment. This is done in NROC's Course Manager, rather than in the institution's LMS. Password-protected instructor access to the Course Manager is conveniently located within the course, via the "Course Management and Reporting" link (in the Introduction section of the course in your LMS).

Each instructor will need to decide which course to use based on instruction style and the needs and goals of the institution.

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