The New Lesson Page on Complete Mathematics
Written by Josh George Monday, 22 February 2021
Following the recent release of our Enhanced Curriculum page, the natural next step was to roll this update out across the areas of the platform that draw from the Curriculum—none more so than Lesson Planning. Today we are excited to release the brand new Lesson page on the Complete Mathematics platform.
The last year has seen record activity on the platform, with teachers across the UK and beyond using Complete Mathematics to plan, deliver, and review their mathematics lessons. We’ve enjoyed discussing implementation and use with the Complete Mathematics community, and as part of this update have incorporated loads of your ideas and feature requests to make Lessons on the platform more useful, impactful, and user-friendly than ever before.
Here's how it works:
Below we highlight some of the key elements of this release and where this will take us next, grouped by the following themes:
Pedagogy & Accessibility
We've now fully embedded the enhanced curriculum into lesson planning. This brings a whole package of benefits to the Lesson page.
Updated Objective Search Tool
Find the exact objective you want to involve in your lesson with greater ease now that objectives and their descriptions are shown as your search results. View where that objective sits in the context of the curriculum, or your scheme, at the click of a button.
Refined Prerequisite Mapping
Discover the required understanding for each objective with even more confidence, and explore the threads through the Curriculum Universe in depth.
Models and Didactics
Objectives in your lessons will now include the recently added support material sections, Models and Didactics. We explore these sections and their implementation further in this blog.
Teaching Progress Review
Use the Class Scheme page to explore how a Class is progressing through their assigned scheme as before, plus, now review this same teaching progress against the full Curriculum, Mathematical Groups, and Mathematical Topics.
Device Optimisation & Fonts
More effectively access, amend and review your lesson plans on-the-go with improvements to the mobile lesson experience. Plus, edit the font used in the Curriculum for further accessibility, or just personal preference (yes, Comic Sans).
Flexibility & Class Communication
We’ve worked a number of user-requested features into this release, in particular, to further assist the Complete Mathematics community with their remote teaching, and their blended learning practice more generally.
Planning Status Control
Freely set a lesson’s status to Planned or Taught without having to add an Objective, enabling you to mark revision, assessment, or other off-timetable lessons as green on your timetable.
Add bespoke notes to your lesson, instead of your Objectives, for jotting down your lesson layout, or recording an off-timetable lesson.
Notes for Pupils
Create and share notes with your pupils, for class-wide announcements, reminders, instructions, or otherwise. Control the pupil visibility of your notes at the click of a button.
Assignment Creation and Review
Easily assign work from one or multiple Objectives with dedicated sections for Classwork and Homework and a brand new creation tool. Plus, review assignments and monitor pupil activity fully within your lesson.
Voice Note Assignment Feedback
Record yourself giving feedback on each pupil’s classwork or homework submissions, for your pupils to log in and listen to, mirroring the classroom experience.
Mastery & Beyond
Along with the new functionality and benefits we've previewed so far, this update also lays the foundations for further, major additions to the platform—some included in this release, and some to follow in the near future.
Assess your classes understanding of the required knowledge for your upcoming Objectives—a key aspect of teaching for mastery—with brand new readiness quizzes. Select to include first, second, or third level prerequisites, implementing the refined mapping directly in assessment.
New Quiz Builder
Build date range and prerequisite lesson quizzes with improved control and visibility of the objectives covered. Review and edit the granules to be included, with a summary of the quantity and approximate level of content covered available too.
Lesson Readiness Insights
Inspect relevant assessment results data for your class as soon as you add an Objective to your lesson, to help you plan your next teaching steps. Review results for the added objective, its linked prerequisites, as well as the appropriate mathematical groups and strands.
Following the completed release of the new Lesson page there are a number of exciting platform projects we will be working on, both short-term and long-term, including: importing scheme progression from other classes and previous academic years; saving, re-using, and sharing lesson plans; lesson schedule builder; pupil knowledge security insights...and lots more!
Complete Mathematics users can log in now to use the updated Lesson page.
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