(C) Choose Learning Tracks in what sequence?

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Click to see a document showing all the problems learned in each of the 16 Learning Tracks. Click to see the problems in the tracks.

In the Rocket Math Online Game every student needs to be started in one of the operations or Learning Tracks. A student’s Learning Track can be changed at any time, but one must be chosen to begin with.  Click here for “How to assign Learning Tracks.”

Considerations, or what to choose when?

Note: Compared to the Worksheet Program, the Online Game moves students through the Learning Tracks much faster–in a few weeks, rather than months.  Therefore you can send everyone of the same age through in the same order.

Download pdf of the sequences

In 1st and 2nd grade begin with Add/Subtract Learning Tracks.

  • Addition (1s – 9s)
  • Subtraction (1s – 9s)
  • Fact Families (+, -) to 10.
  • Fact Families (+, -) from 11.
  • Add to 20.
  • Subtract from 20.

Before going on any further, you should ensure that your students understand multiplication.  To know if they understand multiplication ask them to “figure out” the answer to a couple of multiplication facts such as 7 times 8 or 6 times 9.

If they cannot figure out the answer, then teach them the concept before letting them start memorizing multiplication facts.

If they have a process for determining the answer–they understand the operation and are ready to continue this sequence.

Followed by Multiply/Divide Learning Tracks (once the concept is taught)

  • Multiplication (1s – 9s)
  • Division (1s – 9s)
  • Fact Families (x, ÷) to 20.
  • Fact Families (x,÷) From 21.
  • Multiplication 10s-11s-12s
  • Division 10s-11s-12s

Grades 3 and up–Multiply/Divide Learning Tracks have priority.

We are assuming that the concept of multiplication has been taught first. (See above to check on readiness for multiplication facts.)

  • Multiplication (1s – 9s)
  • Division (1s – 9s)
  • Fact Families (x, ÷) to 20.
  • Fact Families (x,÷) From 21.
  • Multiplication 10s-11s-12s
  • Division 10s-11s-12s

Then come back to Add/Subtract Learning Tracks

Once multiplication and division are mastered, 3rd grade and above can go back to pick up addition and subtraction.

  • Addition (1s – 9s)
  • Subtraction (1s – 9s)
  • Fact Families (+, -) to 10.
  • Fact Families (+, -) from 11.
  • Add to 20.

Then the Pre-Algebra Learning Tracks.

    • Identifying Fractions
    • Equivalent Fractions
    • Factors & Primes
    • Fraction & Decimal Equivalents.

We believe the Pre-Algebra Tracks are unique to Rocket Math.

Most valuable after the basics in grade 3, 4, 5 and up, in this order:

(13) Identifying Fractions

  • Learning to name fractions shown in a picture.  Students learn from examples of proper fractions, improper fractions (fractions equal to more than 1), and mixed numbers.  

 

 

 

 

(14) Equivalent Fractions

  • Learning by memory the lowest terms of common fractions is very valuable.  Students also learn a lot of fractions that can’t be reduced to lower terms, such as 2/9 =2/9 or 1/4 = 1/4.  They learn to identify many fractions that are equal to one.

 

 

 

 

 

(15) Factors & Primes

  • Learning all the pairs of factors, by indicating what pair comes next.  Students learn them in order, and learn to indicate when there are no more pairs of factors.  Also, learning many common prime numbers and that they only have 1 and themselves as factors.  

 

 

 

 

 

(16) Fraction & Decimal Equivalents.

  • Learning common fractions and their decimal equivalents, learning fractions and their fraction equivalents in 10ths or 100ths,  also learning to change a fraction into a division problem and the reverse.

 

 

 

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