February Mathletics Master Class
We are excited to announce our February Mathletics Master Class recipient – Darrell Letourneau, K-7 Coordinator at Learn@home K-7, part of school district 68, Nanaimo-Ladysmith, BC.
School: Learn@home K-7, BC
Teacher: Darrell Letourneau, K-7 Coordinator
We were happy to learn how Mr. Letourneau has implemented Mathletics into his classroom. His students are excited about math and are actively participating in their learning goals and progress.
“Many of our students are high performance dancers or athletes with strict training regimens during the day, with small windows of time to work on academic assignments. Other students are traveling, or need to be mobile due to health or personal issues. Our students normally only have 2-3 hours every day to spend on all their academic activities. In order to get the most out of this limited time, we use the end-of- unit activity tests for each unit as pre-tests. Each test is automatically marked and provides immediate feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Teachers can easily tell by the color-coded graphs if students have mastered a skill (85% or higher), are working on mastery (50-84%) or are still in the process of acquiring and solidifying skills (less than 50%). Teachers can immediately assign activities as needed and those activities show up the next time the student logs in. Students must complete these assigned activities before moving on to other work. Students can now focus their very limited time they have on those activities that need improvement. ”
Mr. Letourneau has seen significant increase with students’ math results since using Mathletics. He as also noticed a shift in students’ attitude towards math.
‘The impact was immediate and had a significant and positive impact on our students’ Math performance. Our students are excited to work on Math each day! They enjoy doing Math activities, seeing themselves improve and challenging each other, the computer bots or other students in other schools via Live Mathletics. It’s fun for them to create personalized avatars by earning credits and spending them in the store as a reward for their hard work.”
Mr. Letourneau strives to engage his students in their education. He utilizes Mathletics to create a partnership in learning by goal setting with his students.
“We encourage them to become partners in their own Math education, celebrating their accomplishments and making notes on areas of challenge. We use these notes in co-operative goal-setting, which is built into students’ Individualized Learning Plans.”
Thank you to Mr. Letourneau for sharing.
Do you have a fun or creative way you integrate Mathletics in your class? If so, you could be a Mathletics Master Class of the Month too!
Become the Mathletics Master Class of the Month
Do you love using Mathletics in your classroom? Do you use it in fun and creative ways? We want to hear from our 21st century classrooms!
Every month, we will be featuring a new Mathletics Master Class and it could be you. We want to share with our global community, the exciting ways you incorporate Mathletics in your classroom. The Mathletics Master Class will be featured in our newsletter, here on our blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. We want our global community to know how you are inspiring our youth to LOVE LEARNING!
The Mathletics Master Class of the Month will get^:
- A feature in our monthly newsletter
- A blog post sharing how Mathletics is used in your classroom
- Social media promotion of your class and school
- Opportunity to create a ‘celebration day’ to be included in our popular monthly Mathletics calendars
- A special Mathletics trophy for your class (maximum 1 trophy per class)
- An entry in the grand prize draw at the end of the year
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
- Subject line: Mathletics Master Class
- Your school, class and teacher name
- How long you’ve been using the program
- How you use Mathletics in your classroom. Be sure to include the following details:
- Share your engaging idea. Be sure to include how your fun and creative Mathletics ideas have impacted your classroom or school.
- Submit photos or videos of Mathletics being incorporated in your classroom or school ƚ
- *IDEA*: make this a shared writing activity with your students for a collaborative submission
All submissions will be reviewed by our Mathletics Marketing team and confirmation will be sent out prior to any information being published. Enter now for your chance to be the next Mathletics Master Class of the month.