Splitting and Grouping Lesson Sequences

I have just released Scholaric with a new lesson planning feature that I call splitting and grouping.

Previously, all lesson sequences incremented by a single value, for each day it was scheduled.

Now with split and grouped sequences, we can alter this behavior where desired.

Splitting a Sequence

Lessons in a sequence can be split or divided, across multiple days, so that the same lesson appears for multiple scheduled days.  You might use this if you want, for example, a chapter of your book for a whole week.

A split sequence is the equivalent of creating a sequence with one value for a number of days, then the next value for the next few days, and then the next value for the next few days...

Split sequences are indicated by following the range with a slash '/' and the number of days to split the lesson across.

 

The above split sequence generates lessons with the following pattern:

Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 1
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 1
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 2
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 2
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 3
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 3
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 4
Read and Outline Genesis Chapter 4
...

and would result in 2 chapters a week, since the student has it assigned 4 days per week.

Grouping a Sequence

While splitting uses the same values in a range multiple times, grouping does the opposite - specifying multiple values from the range show up in a single day.  A group is useful to, for example, assign a certain number of pages from a range each day.

A grouped sequence is the equivalent of entering a literal range each day, with each new range starting after the previous range ended.

Grouped sequences are indicated by following the range with an asterisk '*' and the number of values from the range to include in each group.


The above grouped sequence generates lessons with the following pattern:

War and Peace Pages 7-16
War and Peace Pages 17-26
War and Peace Pages 27-36
War and Peace Pages 37-46
War and Peace Pages 47-56
...

and would result in 30 pages per week, since the student has it assigned 3 days per week.

Note that the range 7-100 does not divide evenly into sets of 10.  Scholaric detects this, and makes the final range smaller.  In this case it is 97-100.

Happy Planning
5 responses
FANTASTIC! This will decrease my annual planning next year by about 50% I imagine.
My wife absolutely loves Scholaric. Thanks! She was looking for a way to repeat the same lesson for a number of days, then the next lesson the next few days, and so on. I found this post on splitting sequences, which is awesome, and I thought she'd love it, but she threw me a curve ball. She wants to start a lesson on Friday, and repeat the same lesson the next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Is this doable?
This is cool. Thanks for letting me know about all this stuff with your autoemail during the trial. I already cancelled with another service and have made the switch. I had a week and more of lesson plans in about 15 minutes...Amazing after fiddling with another planner for an hour or more only to find the basic features you have didn't exist. Thank you.
I'm back...After discovering that my son had fallen behind in several of his lessons within his syllabus with our curriculum providers and was on track in others, I'm back to set up a plan to plot out the remainder of his lessons for the year - through the summer - for him to catch up and keep accountable to what he's expected to cover. Your platform makes setting it all up so easy; especially with these lesson/page splitting functions. I'm excited to dive back in this week and hand him his lessons so he can 'follow-the bouncing ball,' and easily check off his lessons rather than fumbling through his syllabus and feeling overwhelmed. Thank you for your genius and for making and evolving your platform to meet the needs of home-school families with ever changing needs. GOD BLESS YOU and your family now and in eternity!
Thanks for your blessing, Josie, welcome back. And please tell your friends.