Get Started Guide

A Lesson Plan for Teachers to Get Started with Magma Math


Katherine Bazley

Teacher Ambassador



Want to use Magma but don’t know where to start?

Here is our guide on how to get started with your students today!

Teacher View on Magma Math



Today

  • Objective: Get Started!

  • Time: 15 minutes

  • Activities:

  • Create a teacher account

  • Create a class

  • Have students create their accounts and join the class with your unique code

  • Create your first assignment!

  • Resources:

  • Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on getting started and this video for creating a class!


Week 1 and 2

  • Objective: Make 3 entrance or exit tickets with 5 questions each

  • Time: 15 minutes per week

  • Activities:

  • Use a mix of easy and medium level questions, as well as those requiring students to draw, fill in the blank, and multiple choice

  • Resources:

  • Watch this video on how to use Magma for formative assessment

  • Notes:

  • For the first time using Magma, dedicate at least 10-15 minutes to let the students login. Walk them through a few questions in the first assignment, demonstrating the kind of work you want to see them showing. For younger learners, be aware that this might need to be repeated every so often.


Week 3 and 4

  • Objective: Make a longer formative assessment with 10-15 questions

  • Time: 30 minutes per week

  • Activities:

  • Use the heatmap to see your students' work update in real-time. Notice the questions that most of your students are struggling with and try to have discussions with your class while projecting the question on the board.

  • Resources:

  • Watch this video on how Magma can support conversations about math among your students

  • Watch this video to learn more about the heatmap

  • Notes:

  • Continue to use Magma for entrance and exit tickets to quickly check for understanding throughout the week


Student View on Magma Math



Week 5+

  • Objective: Get creative with Magma!

  • Time: 30+ minutes per week

  • Activities:

  • Use a mixture of formative assessments to check for understanding, and remember to use the heatmap!

  • Resources:

  • Email us to book a personalized consultation for your classroom at katherine@magmamath.com


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