Screen Shot 2013-06-07 at 9.24.29 AMLive 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 out’ system reinforces the need for accuracy as students develop greater speed and mental computational ability. One point per correct question answered provides ongoing rewards and helps to balance student activity between fun, basic maths skill-building activities and Curriculum Content. 

Curriculum Content: This is where Mathletics activities match the teaching syllabus.  Teachers can choose to provide students with state, national, or their own custom-made curriculum. As more points are awarded for a Correct Curriculum content answer, students are better motivated to work through Curriculum Content in Mathletics.

Points: Awarded to students as they successfully complete Live Mathletics and Curriculum Content within Mathletics. The points contribute to their earning of certificates and a place in the Hall of Fame.

Credits: These are earned by participating in Live Mathletics and the Curriculum Content. These credits allow students to purchase items for their online avatar. This is a fun and engaging way for students to personalise their experience, encouraging a greater investment in their efforts and results.

Hall of Fame: Allows students, classes and schools, both nationally and internationally, to be recognised for their success on a public leaderboard. A student Hall of Fame updates daily, allowing for more students to have the opportunity to appear, while the class and school Hall of Fame resets each week.

Star Improvers: Records the number of times a student achieves real improvement within the Curriculum Content. Students attain recognition as Star Improvers when their results improve by more than 10% on any activity, after a minimum of two attempts. Please note though that if a student attempts an activity more than once, they receive a new set of questions.

Certificates: Granted when a student earns 1000 points or more within one week. This encourages students to complete a healthy amount of work each week and rewards students for every week they practice. Students initially earn a Bronze Certificate, then a Silver Certificate once five Bronzes have been earned. With four Silver Certificates, a student then receives the much-coveted Gold Certificate, demonstrating their long-term commitment and developing ability.

Activities: A set of 10 questions based around a single topic that forms part of a curriculum course. These questions infinitely regenerate to provide ongoing content, with the difficulty adjusted to allow for intelligent support and extension for each student. Students build confidence and are continually challenged.

Teacher console: The interface within Mathletics from which all of the teacher functionality is available. This area is accessed through a unique teacher login and is accessible from any computer with an internet connection.  This console features a screen similar to the below, allowing multiple tasks to be easily undertaken from the main page.

 

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