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Number System is sometimes referred to as NS.
The Number System is one of two lesson plan fetching methods in the V Planner. The other system is the Date System and the two systems are unrelated; each one stands alone as a method to send lesson plans to planners. This page is about the Number System. It is a simple system to use and I will explain below. It is the system to use when you need to go back and pick up stray plans or when you want to place plans in specific order.
The number system uses numbers to select ...
Soon I will mention "NS Columns" or "Number System Columns" and it will be helpful to you if I tell you what these columns are and where to find them.
NS Columns are the locations where the numbers for the Number System are entered.
Next I want to show you the drop-down lists that are used by the Number System
The Number System column at the Days, the school calendar
This is where the dates are selected for a lesson planner with the settings-
"Master NS/DS" and "Number System".
Using Number 6 is optional.
It is best to use numbers 1 through 5 even when there is a holiday.
Reason: so that the lesson planner can display scheduled events from Calendar for all dates that week.
The Number System has one Rule-
Formulas run the V Planner and a formula in lesson planner slot 1 looks for the number 1 in a certain s-sheet in the NS Column. It will find the FIRST 1 and then the formula will stop looking. The formula will send the lesson plan that is next to the first 1.
This goes for any number in the NS - the formula finds the first occurrence of the number that it is programmed to find and then it stops looking.
Example - You've listed 1, 2, 4, 5 (notice the lack of 3) and 2, 3, 4, and 1, 3, 5, in the NS Column. This is a lesson plan series where you have classes 4 days one week, 3 days the second week and 3 days during the third week - This will not work with NS. The number system will deliver lesson plans 5 days a week because all of the numbers are in the NS Column.
The Number System is designed so that you can place any lesson plan on a planner; it is not designed to plan ahead.
This is why only one set of numbers - and only the ones that you need to use - should be placed in the NS Column at a time.
I can see where the Date System column, the one that is full of dates (column B), would be a distraction but please know that the Number System has nothing to do with the dates listed in the S-Sheets. Those dates have two purposes and neither one of those purposes relate to the Number System in any way. If you are using the Number System, ignore the dates in Column B in the S-Sheets.
In V Planner V3, the number system uses the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to send dates and lesson plans to planners. The numbers themselves do not imply order although there is a certain order to it. The order is within the lesson planners in that a slot or location on a lesson planner "looks" for a certain number from an NS Column. The numbers send lesson plans and dates to a certain locations/slots on the lesson planners and the numbers can be out of order in the Number System columns. Because the Number System does not require sequential order, it is the more flexible system because it allows you to choose any lesson plan to display at any slot.
The plans and dates marked with numbers go to certain places in the lesson planners -
Dates- When choosing dates, go to the Days worksheet and place numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and optionally 61 next to the dates that you want to appear on the planners. Do this for each child. Because these are dates, the numbers should probably be listed in order, although they do not have to be listed that way.
TIP- When using Override at the lesson planners, it might be easier to choose the Date System at the main system selection2 and then set the date at the drop-down list. Doing this - Override + Date System + date at drop-down list will set the dates for the planner and calendar and because Override is selected, the number system may be used for any subjects with the NS drop-down selection.
Some Points -
The screenshot below shows Test 1 (see image on the right) in slot 3 on a lesson planner.
The settings used on this lesson planner are
Read more about Lesson Planner settings and controls at Lesson Planners
I know many of you prefer the Number System and below are the settings for a fully NS lesson planner.
The Settings for a Number System Lesson Planner
A Fully Number System lesson planner should have these settings:
Number System at the main system selection along with Master DS/NS
V Planner V3 includes a 6th location/slot for the Number System. The lesson planners also have the 6th location/slot although the column might be hidden. The List planner's 6th slot is a row and it is not hidden. Using the 6th day is optional and included for those who need to have records for 6 days a week.
Read how to hide or unhide rows, columns, and worksheets.
The V Planner is a spreadsheet file in xls and xlsx format. To use the file, you must have Microsoft Excel on your computer. The V Planner is available from YoungMinds web site. YoungMinds is online via a subscription and on Donna Young's Site-CD.