Maths Online is Australia's leading computer-based training program designed to complement what you teach your kids in class. It helps guide your students lesson by lesson, allowing them to pause, rewind and repeat all or part of any lesson until they fully understand it.
It covers Prep (Kindergarten) right through to Year 12. Ideal for students who are struggling, who have missed some work, as well as those students who want to get ahead.
As teachers ourselves, our aim is to provide you with a simple, intuitive program that removes a lot of your most laborious and repetitive tasks.
A great example is the setting and marking of homework. It takes less than 60 seconds to set a homework task for a class. The Maths Online program then automatically does the rest for you.
Figure 1 - An example of quickly setting a homework task
We recognise your time is very scarce and valuable.
Say you give maths homework 4 times per week and you have 5 classes. This can save you a bare minimum of 25 minutes each time setting, marking and checking it's been done.
Which saves you a massive 36 hours of time per month.
And not just this month. Each and every month - 36 hours of your time given back to you.
Imagine what you could do when you get that time back.
So it really is about working smarter, not harder, with our clever automation tools which complement your hard work in the classroom.
As teachers ourselves we understand that it is not 'one size fits all'. We've designed Maths Online with your needs in mind. It's easy for you to set a task for the whole class. Or if you have students who are getting behind or who are way ahead, you can tailor individual tasks for them quickly and easily with the click of a button.
You can even design your own curriculum quickly and easily if you like by grabbing topics and lessons from other years and merging it into the course-work that your students are up to.
For example, a lower ability Year 9 class may benefit more by including extra revision of concepts from Year 8, Year 7 or even earlier years. You can achieve this without the students thinking they're doing "baby stuff". The last thing you want is for a Year 9 student giving you a bit of attitude because you're getting them to do some Year 6 work.
However you and I both know that often this is exactly what's needed. So we are catering for the student's needs, their self-confidence and it also means a lot less hassle for you.
Figure 2 - Assigning Lessons to Students or Classes
When you set a task, each of the students in your class get a 'pop up' of the task as soon as they login. See the example below.
Figure 3 - Student view of assigned work
In this case, Danielle is required to complete the lesson Problem Solving using Rates. She simply clicks Play and the lesson starts. Once the task has been completed, a tick will appear in the Completed column. Danielle's results will also appear in your teacher's report for that homework task.
From within the Teacher Centre you can instantly see students' result for an individual task or for a collective set of tasks.
You will see how many students have completed the work and how many did it on time. You will see an average result for the class - this is really valuable to quickly grab a snapshot view of whether or not the students are fully understanding a concept, so you will know if the area needs to be re-visited in more depth.
Figure 4 - Visualise your class progress on a work task
Figure 5 - Individual student in your class results
You can also 'drill down' on an individual student if you like to see how they are tracking over different tasks you have set them. From our experience we believe your students grades will improve markedly as you will be able to quickly identify and remedy any problem areas with them.
Maths Online collects data on every lesson and task the student completes, and generates valuable information you can use in a variety of ways:
Great question. At least we thought so.
That's why we asked your colleagues - these are just some of the things that other teachers told us recently.
"As I mark their work, I can set specific work for particular students which they can then find easily."
"Awesome for homework tasks as there are no excuses and kids love it instead of taking their textbook."
"Maths Online is so good it now forms the foundation of our whole maths program."
"Gives students alternative methods to approach questions with animations/diagrams."
"Great for revision of topics and the videos are similar to my style of teaching."
"I can differentiate the students homework."
"I can set homework directly related to that day's lesson and monitor participation."
"I set Maths Online as weekly homework and students can do it when it suits them."
"It allows parents to be involved in learning, even if they don't think they have the skills to help."
"Reinforces ideas that have been taught in class. Students experience success in maths areas."
"Students can see the concepts presented in a more focussed way than a normal classroom."
"We use it to set homework. A great way to monitor student work and give positive feedback to students."
"It compliments strong teachers lessons and it can also work well for less confident non-maths trained teachers, as well as for classes that struggle."
The last thing you want is a new program that makes your life harder. Something that's going to create more work for you. And for what? For a vague promise of the possibility of some better learning outcomes for your students.
I think you and I both know how this normally goes.
So when we developed the Teacher Centre for Maths Online, we had you in mind. It needed to be easy to use. Smart yet simple. And of course, it had to be effective.
With Maths Online, you are in control with just a click of the mouse.
Maths Online's school price is just $20 per student for one full year - only $5 per term. This gives unrestricted access to students and teachers across the whole program, both in school and at home.
This special school price is an 89% discount on the regular full purchase price parents pay for their children's membership directly through the website.
The special school discounted rate becomes available when full class groups are registered.
One of the major benefits of Maths Online is the ability for you as the teacher to be able to set tasks and homework and have them automatically marked and recorded. This works best when you can involve the whole class.
Click on www.mathsonline.com.au/schools-signup today to register for your free 6-week trial of Maths Online.
We'll send you out details so you can get started right away. Your class will love you for it, and it will save you a truckload of your valuable time with setting and marking homework in the year ahead.