After completing Fluency and Guided Practice, students demonstrate understanding in the Tower of Power. Students need to answer all of the questions correctly to complete the Tower of Power and unlock the next Independent Digital Lesson. Problems in the Tower of Power are digitally translated from the paper Problem Set.
The Tower of Power has embedded personalized remediation paths so that students can get the help they need, when they need it most. If a student is struggling in the Tower of Power, they receive remediation support in the form of a Boost. The Boost breaks down the question into smaller steps with a more supportive manipulative. Once students complete the Boost, they need to demonstrate understanding on a new problem before they advance.
If a student struggles multiple times in the Tower of Power, the teacher receives an alert in their Tower Alerts Report. The Tower Alerts Report notes the Independent Digital Lesson the student struggled with, when they struggled, and whether they have completed that Tower and moved on. Teachers use this report to identify specific areas where students need support, and can use the information to plan mini-lessons for individuals struggling with similar ideas. These alerts can be sorted by date, student and lesson.
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