When student know their math facts without any hesitation, we say they have automaticity with their math facts or math fact fluency.
The Reflex avatar is customizable so students can create a virtual representation of themselves. When students earn tokens, they can spend them at the virtual Reflex store to buy outfits, hairdos and accessories for their avatar.
Coach Penny is a helpful bear who teaches students fact families and gives them encouragement in Reflex. Coach Penny’s Picture Puzzle helps solidify the facts for students.
Crabby is the host of Reflex and he helps students get started, explains how Reflex works, and encourages students along the way.
When students first log in, they go to Crabby’s Fact Fair. Through fun games, a student's level of math fact fluency, as well as their typing speed, is determined.
When students are able to automatically recall all the math facts in an assignment, we say they are 100% fluent.
Students plant an acorn on the island that grows into their fluency tree. As their fluency grows in Reflex, so does the tree. The tree will need to be replanted when they switch operations (and the accessories will temporarily disappear until the tree is large enough to hold them again).
The Green Light in Reflex appears at the top of the screen when a student has had sufficient math fact practice for the day. Once a student gets the Green Light, the store will open and the student will be one day closer to opening a new game.
The Group Reports in Reflex give teachers key information on their class progress. Teachers can see information like the status of the initial assessments, percentage of facts fluent, fluency gain in the last two weeks, average usage, and date of a student’s last login.
The Reflex Island houses all nine games that students can play, as well as the Reflex store. Students earn a ticket to the island in Fact Fair.
As students progress in Reflex, they will pass specific milestones like number of facts solved or fluency percentages. Certificates to celebrate student progress are available for printing when students pass certain milestones.
Parent Reporting Account
Parents can easily monitor their child’s math fluency progress on Reflex with a Reflex Parent Reporting Account.
Coach Penny’s Picture Puzzle
Students must answer facts to create Coach Penny’s Picture Puzzle before they play games during a session. The puzzle quizzes them on facts they’re learning that day and helps them get fluency practice on new facts.
The virtual store in Reflex is accessible to students once they receive the Green Light. They can spend the tokens or coins they earn playing the games on accessories for their avatar and fluency tree.
Students are awarded tokens (they resemble coins or stars) during each session of Reflex. They can spend the tokens at the virtual store in Reflex to purchase accessories for their avatar and fluency tree.