Professional Development Opportunity: Dr. Marian Small Videos

We recognize that teachers are lifelong learners. To help their students succeed, they continuously seek to augment their toolbox of skills. According to a study commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, the ideal professional development experience should possess a variety of attributes  in order to be successfully implemented in day-to-day teaching. Professional development

Why gaming CAN actually be good – a parent’s perspective…

We are always interested to hear parents' feedback and opinions around gaming and their childrens' computer use.  Whilst our e-learning products contain gaming elements in a purely educational environment, we are aware that many of your children will be also be active gamers - about which you will all have conflicting views, we are sure!

TIPS: Developing fluency in Mathletics

Tips for Mathletics activities Suggest students repeat an activity three times to ensure consolidation of concepts, improved understanding and fluency.  This is important even if students achieved mastery first time because they will receive fresh questions that are often adaptive. Recommend students access Easier activities within their course to build fluency before tackling their

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Leading Curriculum Change – AITSL

  As Lead Educators in Mathletics at your schools, you may well be following the work of AITSL in their quest to promote excellence in teaching and school leadership. In light of this, we thought we would share with you some of the resources on the Leading Curriculum Change page which caught our attention: Leadership pathway

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Discover the ‘building blocks of life’ with IntoScience

With IntoScience, students can explore the importance of cells as the ‘building blocks of life’.  We know that every living organism consists of at least one cell, with many consisting of millions and trillions of cells – like humans! But how is it that cells create organisms?  IntoScience guides students through the cell hierarchy, providing

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Students explore the intricacies of cells with IntoScience

  IntoScience offers integrated and interactive activities for students to explore the structures and functions of various cells.  In the "Cell Basics" activity, students train as cytologists, and are given the task of investigating four cell types: prokaryotic, plant, animal and fungi. With comprehensive activities to optimise student learning, IntoScience is a great way for

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We use some form of force almost every minute!

Indeed we can’t always see forces, but we can see the effects of forces everyday and how they impact on the world around us. The famous Newton’s first law of motion tells us that:  “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in

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It’s never too early to enjoy the Times Tables Toons App!

We were delighted to receive the below images of little Bailey as he rocks out to the Mathletics Times Tables Toons App on his Mum's iPad! He is only two years old- which just shows that it's never too early to get grooving with Max the Cat and his Times Tables Toons Band. Keep up

Some of our Mathletics terminology explained …

Live Mathletics: A game-like arena where students can compete in real time to master basic maths skills against students from all over the world. An intelligent ranking system ensures that students are challenged, but not discouraged, and a personal best bar is always displayed to motivate students to improve further. A ‘three strikes and you’re

Exploring IntoScience and “Phases of the Moon” in the classroom

Have you ever tried out a new teaching tool that your students were going crazy for, but wondered "how can I teach with this?" or "how can I get the best results out of something like this in my classroom?" You are definitely not alone. The pace of technology is racing ahead, and nowhere is

Deforestation Impacts on the Earth’s Water Cycle.

Forests transport large quantities of water into the atmosphere via plant transpiration. This replenishes the clouds and instigates rain that maintains the forests. When deforestation occurs, precious rain is lost from the area, flowing away as river water and causing permanent drying. This is a truly global issue. Have a read of the below sourced

Mathletics for Teacher Use Training Tips

Bringing your classroom into the 21st century with Mathletics. Mathletics was built by teachers for teachers, so there are plenty of ways to make life easier at the chalkface. Our close relationship with our teachers means we also receive plenty of excellent feedback, which enables the continual development and improvement of the Mathletics interface and

We always appreciate your feedback, Teachers!

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