Secondary Mathletics

Evaluation Pack Guide

10 Simple Steps

Getting Started

 Make sure you have:

  • Mathletics student login

  • Mathletics teacher login

These were included in your Evaluation Pack.

Go to www.mathletics.com.

Here you will see the Mathletics Hall of Fame, showing the top students and classes in the world and UK.

 1.  Student Console

Click the Sign In button and enter your student username and password. The first time you sign in, you be will taken to the FaceMaker to create your avatar – time to get creative!

Students can navigate around the different areas of Mathletics using the icons on the right of the screen.

They can track their progress, achievements, awards & points earned on the left of the screen. Students can earn a certificate every week by earning 1000 points or more.

Select your own theme by clicking the “My Profile / Settings” icon. The backgrounds automatically change from day to night dependent on the time of day!

As you explore the program, look out for the back button in the top right corner of the screen to return to the console.

 2. My Study

The My Study area is the central point for course content.
Choose a topic – for example “Algebra – Linear Relationships” – from the blue bars on the left. All relevant content, across all media types, will be displayed. Four different types of content are available:


Curriculum Activities

Each student is assigned to a course of the teacher’s choosing. Your temporary login has been set to the KS3 course.

Click on activity from the gold bars on the right. Each activity contains a sequence of ten adaptive randomly generated questions. Enter your answer and click Submit for immediate feedback.

Click on the circular ? icon on the left to access the support centre where students can see a step-by-step explanation of a similar question. Where applicable, you can control the difficulty level of the examples using the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

At the end of the activity, students can review any questions answered incorrectly and compare their results with previous attempts to track progress. We recommend that students repeat an activity until they have achieved a Gold Medal (85%+).


eBooks

Click on the eBooks tab along the top to view the eBooks related to the topic you have chosen. Chapters from the student books can be downloaded as pdfs and printed by clicking on the book.
eBooks contain explanations, worksheets, class activities and assessments. This is especially useful for extension work and revision.


Interactives

Many eBooks also contain some great interactive animations related to the concept. Click on the Interactives tab along the top to view the interactive elements of the eBooks.

The eBook will open up in a separate tab in your browser. Click the green Interact button to bring the diagram to life with GeoGebra. Students can explore the concept by moving the sliders and buttons to change the illustration on screen. It’s like having your own personal set of textbook examples!


Videos

Under the Videos tab, students have access to a range of videos. Some relate to the interactives in the eBooks whilst others give context to the maths concept.

3. Calculator

We have partnered with Desmos to bring you a groundbreaking interactive graphical calculator.

Click on the icon on the right of the student console and type in an equation using your keyboard or the one the screen.

Explore transforming functions, and using sliders (try typing in y=mx+c for example) and inequalities.

4. Live Mathletics

In Live Mathletics, students can challenge their to real-time races that will boost the speed and accuracy of their mental mathematical calculations!

Choose from 10 difficulty levels (click on the bar underneath the number to see example questions for each level) and then decide whether you complete against students from across the world, or from your own school or class.

Click ‘Go’ and get ready for your match! You have 60 seconds to answer as many questions as possible. Just type in the answer and press enter. But be careful – answer three questions incorrectly and that will be the end of the game!

5. Teacher Console

Log out as student and return to the homepage. Click the Sign In button and enter your teacher username and password. The first time you sign in, you be will taken to the FaceMaker to create your avatar – teachers can have fun with Mathletics too!

The Teacher Console is a powerful toolbox for teachers, designed to reduce workload by automating marking, reporting and administration while providing world class learning resources to empower educators with the time and freedom to teach.

In addition to having access to the host of valuable tools available, teachers can also print login cards and certificates here for their students.

6. Classes

In the Classes area you can divide your class into a number of learning groups, allowing you to assign different courses to specific groups of students.

Click the ‘+ New Group’ tab, and give your new group a name and course. To move students into this new group, simply drag and drop them from the main list of student names (in the first tab) up to the newly created tab for the group.

7. Courses

In Courses you can explore the many internationally aligned curricula available within Mathletics. You can also create your own completely bespoke course for use in your classroom.

The current course for your selected group is shown in the centre of the page. Activities can be previewed by right-clicking the activity name. To explore the activities outside of the core curriculum, simply click the Something Easier/Harder buttons. Whole topics can be hidden from students by using the Show/Hide slider.

Explore other available courses using the View and Set Courses panel. To assign to selected class, click Set Course.

Using the Create and Edit Courses panel, you can choose to create a new course from scratch, or use an existing course as a template and make your own changes. 

8. Assessments

Assign one of over 300 assessments to your students – each one aligned to the specific requirements of a range of international curricula and examinations. Diagnose individual weaknesses and assign targeted activities accordingly. A powerful tool for diagnostics, benchmarking and tracking improvement.

The Assessments area can be accessed via your Mathletics Teacher Console. Use the dropdown menus to list the available assessments and preview them.

Click the Schedule Assessment button and assign it to your class. Follow the simple on-screen prompts to set your required time and duration.

Now open a new tab and sign in with your student login again. A notification will appear on your screen, instructing you to complete the assessment. Complete/click through the assessment and submit.

9. Results

From the main Teacher Console dashboard, click the Results icon.

 

Assessments

Select Assessment from the dropdown menu top-left of the screen. All results data from assigned assessments will then be displayed. For each assessment, individual student results are shown, along with the average result for the class.

Click an individual student’s result within the matrix to view a detailed report of their results. Mathletics will display a breakdown of all questions answered, alongside the specific curriculum outcome addressed.
A list of relevant Mathletics activities is provided for each question. Simply click to instantly assign that activity to the student –actively targeting individual weaknesses. Once assigned, the activity name will be highlighted in gold and the student will receive a pop-up notification when they next sign in.

 

Results

Now select Results from the dropdown menu in the top left of the screen and a digital markbook will appear. Click any one of the blue topic titles along the top of the results matrix to view results data for the individual activities within that topic.

To assign a specific curriculum task for your students, click the blue arrow located along the top of the table. Choose to assign the task to every student, or any student who has previously scored <85%. Alternatively, click on an individual cell in the table to set a task for a single student. Set tasks will be indicated in gold.

When they next sign in, students will receive a pop-up in their Student Console advising they have activities to complete. All other areas of Mathletics will be locked until they have done so.

 

Live Mathletics

Live Mathletics has ten levels of questions, covering a range of mathematical concepts, from simple addition right up to algebraic equations. As a teacher, it is possible to limit the access of your students to lower levels of Live Mathletics to focus their attention on more ability-appropriate content. A full overview of content in each of the ten Live Mathletics levels can be found on the Mathletics guides page – at www.3plearning.com/training/mathletics/guides.

Click the Set Minimum Levels button on the left of the screen to view the interface below. From here, simply use the radio buttons to select the minimum available level for each student. Be sure to save your settings before returning to the Results area. Students will now be locked out of any levels lower than the minimum level you have set.

10. Reports

From the main Teacher Console dashboard, click the Reports icon. You can choose to have your data displayed by individual student or whole class.

Activity Mastery illustrates how far your students have progressed through their course. Dependant on the students’ scores, activities are counted within the red, blue or gold segment of the progress bar. The number of activities mastered so far is shown on the left of the bar. For a more detailed view of any individual student’s progress, simply click their name.

Participation shows points earned in activities and the Live game. Details on the numbers of certificates earned are also displayed.

The Live Mathletics panel displays data on students’ accuracy and results across the game’s ten levels.

To see a breakdown of any individual student’s participation, simply click their name.

Strengths and weaknesses are automatically diagnosed and calculated based on real-time results data. Information displayed in the table relates only to the student or students included in your report.

…and there is so much more.

Get in touch with the friendly team of educational specialists at Mathletics for more details. We’d love to speak to you.

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