What Is MathFacts in a Flash?

MathFacts in a Flash is a program students use to practice essential math skills. It may be used with computers or tablets at school (or at home using Renaissance Home Connect).

MathFacts in a Flash is used for mastering computational fluency. It enables teachers to give students at all skill levels valuable practice on their addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and other math facts. MathFacts in a Flash provides these advantages:

  • Helps you individualize teaching in the classroom.
  • Allows you to maintain levels for each student
  • Scores students' work immediately after completing a practice or test
  • Allows you to view the results of practices and tests after the student completes them
  • Allows you to evaluate students' levels and/or progress using timed practices and tests
  • Tells you the levels students have mastered and which level students are currently working on

Typically, teachers use MathFacts in a Flash like this:

  1. You determine the level that your students will begin working on, and you set the level for each student.
  2. You print the practice worksheets and flash cards if you plan to use paper practice as well as practice on the computer.
  3. Students practice and test in order to master levels using a computer or tablet.
  4. Note: Students may also practice offline (practice that does not count toward mastery) in Renaissance Home Connect.

  5. To master a level, students must answer all test problems correctly and within the time allowed. See Mastery Criteria.
  6. Students practice problems they get wrong. Then, students take another test to try to master the level. Students must master a level before moving to the next level.
  7. MathFacts in a Flash scores each student’s test and generates a TOPS report. TOPS reports can always be printed from the Assignment Book.
  8. You and the student discuss the TOPS report.