When was the last time one of your math students asked you for an additional six problems on their homework?
I spent some time in third grade, helping the teacher learn the ropes of Accelerated Math, and couldn't complete a sentence. The kids kept bringing their iPads up to her to show her their score. "Look! I got a 5 out of 5!"
There is something about AM that just works. Maybe it's the instant feedback or the individual pacing. Maybe it's progression toward a goal. I don't know.
What I do know is that I'm seeing some great student motivation grow out of Accelerated Math. It's a good thing!