Satisfying Government Requirements for Remote Education Provision with Complete Mathematics
Written by Josh George Sunday, 27 September 2020
Updated 11th January 2021
With the continued disruption to schools around the world, governments are setting out the type of provision institutions must put in place to prepare for pupil absences, as well as local or national lockdowns. As an example of requirements being outlined, you can find the full guidance for schools in England here.
Using this guidance as context, we wanted to explore how the Complete Mathematics platform satisfies remote education requirements.
If you are already a Complete Mathematics user, you can be confident in the suitability of your existing provision. If you are not with Complete Mathematics and are looking for a new platform to fulfil these, or similar, requirements for your institution then you can book in a conversation and demonstration with one of our School Support team.
We are always happy to talk through how Complete Mathematics might support your department and pupils, both in the current disruption and beyond, using existing or catch up funding to make a real impact on your school’s blended learning environment.
The Government Conditions:
The Complete Mathematics curriculum is a single, continuous, coherent and fully supported learning journey through school mathematics. Assign your bespoke scheme of work to each class to follow and track progression throughout each year. Plan lessons to be accessed by pupils both ahead of time, on the day, and retrospectively as desired.
One single subscription includes unlimited teacher and pupil accounts, for full and unrestricted access across your institution. The platform is used for planning, teaching, assessing, feedback and reporting, and we offer a free department-wide training session for all subscriber institutions, ontop of the ongoing support available with our knowledge base and live chat.
All worksheets, quizzes, and tests can be downloaded and printed. Completed offline work can be added to the platform to retain full tracking of submissions, and inclusion of results into the platform analytics.
Along with live tracking of viewing and completion of assigned work in each lesson, the platform includes pupil lesson objective progression judgement for each piece of learning, based on the pupil's regular checking of I Can statements.
Each account has a lead user, along with manager and teacher permissions to give a schools senior leadership team full oversight.
Across the platform there are reporting tools to enable senior leadership to assess impact and progression across classes, cohorts, and pupil groups.
Build your lesson plans and assign work for your pupils to access online. Monitor, track, and feedback on submissions remotely. Set specific work for particular pupil groups within classes including high-attaining pupils or intervention groups. Plus, generate bespoke quizzes to provide personalised, automated remediation activities based on each pupil’s results.
Use the same continuous timetable, seamlessly transitioning between in-school or at-home learning, preparing lessons and quizzes in the same space for pupils to access in a familiar way, at a familiar time. Use the same continuous learning journey, no matter the disruption in environment.
Each granular objective in Complete Mathematics is supported by: an overview and context, common misconceptions, example questions with worked solutions, key learning points, models, didactics, resources, & linked tutorial videos. These materials are specific to each granule, and there are 1800+ objectives across the whole journey. Choose which objective(s) you want to teach in a lesson, and pick the materials you want to include in your teaching, fully accessible to pupils on their side of the platform.
In an assignment activity summary teachers can see whether pupils have viewed, submitted, reflected upon, or got in touch about each piece of assigned work.
Both pupils and teachers can start a discussion around an assignment, to request help, offer feedback or otherwise.
Regular quizzes collating recently taught ideas for recall and application, followed by further, unlimited, dynamic pupil quizzes based on any of the objectives covered for additional practice.
The platform facilitates teacher feedback on assignments as well as discussions between teacher and pupil.
Additionally, following quizzes and tests the platform displays results feedback for pupils, summarising the assessed topics of mathematics and which might be the priority for improvement.
Generate weekly, low-stakes, formative quizzes based on recently taught content, automatically marked and showing you in real time how successfully each idea has been grasped. Analysis of all previous results data highlights the key recently taught objectives that are not yet secure and require further teaching before moving forward, so you can add these objectives to your next maths lessons. Pupils can access immediate remediation guidance on each objective they have struggled with within each quiz taken, with opportunity to learn and practice beyond their lessons.
Complete Mathematics breaks mathematics down into granular objectives and supports the teaching and learning of each granule with specific support materials, examples questions, and questions.
Complete Mathematics covers all of school mathematics from Primary to Further Education and is fluid to each pupils stage of mathematical maturation. Each pupils MathsAge progression is tracked, with bespoke guidance available for each pupil at every point.
The platform can be implemented through teacher direction, independent pupil use, as well as assisted by parents or tutors.
All users can login from home and have access to the entire journey of the school mathematics, with digital manipulatives embedded to explore mathematics at an accessible level, on any device.
About the Author
Josh is our School Support Team Leader at La Salle Education.
Our School Support team work closely with prospective and current Complete Mathematics users, in departments and schools across the UK and beyond, to introduce, onboard, and impactfully embed the Complete Mathematics platform and subscription.
Check out our blog posts for some investigations into the Complete Mathematics platform, and book in a free demonstration with one of the team here: https://completemaths.com/join