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Math Mastery Series

Author(s): Dr Rhonda Farkota
SKU code: PG_RF



Direct Instruction at Work: Math Mastery Series 2017 presented by Dr Rhonda Farkota. Click here to register.

The Math Mastery Series (MMS) encompasses three programs: Junior Elementary Math Mastery (JEMM); Junior Elementary Math Mastery+ (JEMM+); and Elementary Math Mastery (EMM).

JEMM+ is a bridging program, more challenging than JEMM and not as difficult as EMM. Designed to equip students with the appropriate level of knowledge to successfully undertake EMM, it is ideal for middle primary, upper primary and secondary school remedial students.

Download a printable version of the Math Mastery Series information brochure.

The Farkota Direct Instruction (DI) model consists of meticulously scripted daily lessons, delivered orally by the teacher. Each program, JEMM, JEMM+, and EMM, consists of its own unique set of strands, each starting at base level, with daily assessment an integral part of the learning process.

Maximising every benefit a mental math program is capable of yielding, the Math Mastery Series:

  • Serves as a daily diagnostic tool
  • Maps student progress
  • Identifies precisely where and when students experience difficulty
  • Contains inbuilt assessment and correction procedures
  • Instils fluency and automaticity in fundamental math skills

The Visual Delivery CD-ROM:

  • Includes all visual diagrams, formulas and display material
  • Maximises time efficiency
  • Allows for effortless delivery
  • Enhances student engagement
  • Supports low-ability students

MMS Student Workbooks

myJEMMdata; myJEMM+data; and myEMMdata:

Each day students record, summarise and represent their own personal data. Students use various forms of data representation which enables them to map their performance, all the time serving as a subtle and powerful learning supplement. The entire workbook flows with the program so as to maximise time-efficiency. From a teacher viewpoint, the Student Workbook is as an invaluable diagnostic tool and assessment record.

Math Mastery Series - Using the Script

Math Mastery Series - Hatton Vale Interview

Math Mastery Series Resources


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JEMM+athon Teacher Information

2017 JEMM+ Blackline Masters


EMMathon Teacher Information

Read Dr Rhonda Farkota's Thesis


Author(s): Dr Rhonda Farkota
About the Author(s):

Dr Rhonda Farkota, a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research, has long been recognised as one of Australia's foremost experts in Direct Instruction (DI). Her doctoral research into DI, mathematics and self-efficacy was described by Professor DH Schunk, Dean of Education, University of North Carolina, as an outstanding thesis on a topic of great theoretical and applied significance. Before joining ACER in 1998, she was a teacher and Curriculum Advisor, and sat on the Curriculum Committees of both the Education Department and the Catholic Education Office. In 2008 she was specially seconded as Assistant Director of Australia’s National Assessment Program (NAPLAN™). Dr Farkota received the 2013 Mona Tobias Award in recognition of her significant contribution to evidence-based practice in education. 

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