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Time and Task Targets

Weekly Targets Overview and How Students Track Progress

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Weekly Targets Overview

Time Target

Happy Numbers has a Weekly Time Target for each student that is set by default at 45 minutes (but can be adjusted by the teacher for further differentiation). According to our data, more than 75% of students take 45 minutes to complete the tasks in each pathway. Thus, when the Weekly Time Target is set at 45 minutes, the average student can complete one pathway and earn a reward within a week. The duration of the Weekly Time Target determines the difficulty of completing the pathway. The higher the Weekly Time Target, the more difficult it is for students to earn a new reward.

Time target and Assignments

The time a student spends working on assignments is not taken into account in the Weekly Report's Time Target. Therefore, we recommend reducing the Time Target (which is set by default to 45 minutes per week) if you are using the assignment feature regularly. For instance, if you assign tasks for 15 minutes per week, then reduce the Time Target by the same amount of time. This way, students will engage in 30 minutes of individual learning path activities, and 15 minutes will be dedicated to solving assignments related to specific skills.

Task Target

Weekly Task Target is a minimum set of tasks per week. Weekly Task Target is individually calculated based on the current student assignment and their weekly time targets in minutes. On average students should complete their weekly task target within weekly time target minutes. However, all students are different, and some may complete it faster than others.

We recommend monitoring each student’s Weekly Time Target and Task Target completion and adjusting it according to their pace to ensure that every student will be able to receive a reward within a week.

How Students Track Progress?

There are two indicators for students in the header of their screen.

The first is a clock icon, which shows the real time the student has spent solving exercises in the current week (and it coincides with the number teachers see on their dashboard).

The second indicator is a progress bar with a graduation cap, which shows whether the student has achieved the Weekly Task Target. It turns green when the target is achieved, so we recommend teachers encourage their students to try turning the progress bar green each week.

If students click on these indicators, they will see a pop-up with more detailed information about their progress. They can see how many minutes and the number of tasks completed for today and the current week.

These indicators are reset each week so that students begin each Monday morning with the clock and progress bar at zero.

Important point:

In some cases, the student account might lag behind the teacher account when it comes to displaying the time spent completing a task. In the student account, time is displayed only when the entire task is done. If a student starts a task and doesn’t finish it, those minutes will not be displayed (yet). However, when the student returns to this task again and finishes it, all of the time spent will be displayed. This time will be divided by days/weeks according to how long it took to complete the task.

In the teacher account, the time a student spent solving tasks is displayed in the teacher dashboard even if the student hasn’t completed the task. Be aware that it might take up to 30 minutes for the teacher dashboard to reflect the most current progress.

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