Game availability

Backend

Teachers can choose which games are available in the Base garden and in the Bonus garden. This way, they can decide which math games each child should practice and make this game available.
When teachers or parents decide not to do this, the program will automatically determine which games will be placed in the Base garden and Bonus garden.

1. Overview of the garden settings

Math Garden offers three different garden settings. There are two pre-programmed gardens: The Standard Math Garden and The Alternative Math Garden. There is also the option to manually configure the garden: The Adjusted Math Garden.

Standard Math Garden:
By default, a player be given the Standard Math Garden unless teachers or parents choose to configure the garden. The Standard Garden is mainly focused on automatising player’s mental arithmetic skills. The overview below presents which games are placed in the Base Garden or the Bonus Garden for this setting.

Alternative Math Garden:
The Alternative Math Garden is mainly focused on increasing players’s understanding of the relations between numbers. Players are offered the following games:

Adjusted Math Garden:
In the Adjusted Math Garden, teachers and parents have the ability to determine which games are placed in the Base garden and in the Bonus garden. This way, they can decide for each child which games are shown in the garden.
Furthermore, the administrator of the school can make an Adjusted Math Garden for the whole school. A teacher may configure a personal garden for a child or for the whole class. In this way, Math Garden matches the ability and talents of each child.

1.a. Difference between pre-programmed gardens and adjusted garden

Dependency: Unlike in the Adjusted Math Garden, the games in the pre-programmed gardens are dependent on each other. This means that some math games only become available after a player has met certain requirements. As before the Math Garden update, higher level math games will only become available after a player scores high enough on lower level math games.
In the Adjusted Math Garden, teachers or parents have complete control over which games are available.
Slowmix: For both pre-programmed gardens, the Slowmix task isn’t included in the Base garden and the Bonus garden. When a child needs more response time, the Slowmix can be added to his or her garden by making an Adjusted garden for this child in which the Slowmix is included.

2. Garden settings

How does it work?

  • In the Garden Center under the pull-down menu Administration and Garden Setting, one can configure a garden per child (teachers or parents), per class (teachers or parents) or per school (administrators).
  • In this overview you can see the garden setting of the school or family in the column Garden Setting. This column also shows whether the class(es) have different garden settings than the school. In the Personalized column, teachers can see per class how many players have different garden settings to the rest of the class.

2.a. Change the Garden Setting of the school (only for administrators):

If the administrator wants to change the garden setting of the school, click on edit in the actions column after the name of the school.

On the page Edit Garden Setting School you can choose between three garden settings. When you click on Standard or Alternative, you can see in the overview below which games are assigned to which garden.

  • If you want to configure a garden yourself, click on Custom. A table with three boxes will appear where you can assign games to the Base garden and Bonus garden.
  • To disable a game in both gardens, you can place the game in the Disabled box.
  • Once you have chosen the right garden setting you can click on OK. In the Garden Setting School Overview you will now see the new garden setting for the whole school in the ‘Garden Setting’ column.

2.b. Change garden settings of a class:

If a teacher wants to change the garden setting of the class, click the class you would like to change in School Class Overview.

  • Then click on edit after the name of the class in the Garden Setting School Class Overview
  • On the page Edit Garden Setting School Class you can choose between four garden settings. The first option is the School setting. The second and third options are the pre-programmed Standard and Alternative Gardens. When you click on Custom (School setting), Standard or Alternative, you can see which games are assigned to which garden in the overview below. If you want to configure a garden yourself, click on Custom.
  • A table will appear with three boxes with which you can assign games to the Base garden and Bonus garden. If you want to remove a game from both gardens, you can move the game to the Disabled box. Once you have chosen the right garden setting for the class, click OK. In the Garden Setting School Class Overview you now see the new garden setting for the whole class in the Garden Setting column.

2.c. Change garden settings for a child:

If a teacher or parent wants to change the garden setting for a specific child, click Edit next to the child’s name.

  • On the page Edit Garden Setting User you can choose between four garden settings. The first option is the School or Family setting. The second and third options are the pre-programmed Standard and Alternative Gardens. When you click on Standard or Alternative, you can see which games are assigned to which garden in the overview below. If you want to configure a garden yourself, click on Custom.
  • A table with three boxes will appear. Here you can assign games to the Base garden and Bonus garden. If you want to remove a game from both gardens, place the game in the Disabled box. Once you have chosen the desired garden setting for the user click OK. Now you will see the player’s new garden setting in the Garden Setting column.
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