One important component to the personalization of The My Math Academy system is the adaptivity feature. We take the data from each child's in-game experience and use it to inform what the next “just right” activity is for that student. Our short, in-game pretest gathers that data and places each student at the most appropriate starting point.
When a child comes into My Math Academy for the first time, they experience those short interactive pretests to determine their just right level of challenge. We use their age as a first clue to set the child to a predicted appropriate pretest. After that, the system adapts to the learner and serves developmentally appropriate games for each specific learner.