Implementing a learning platform effectively requires it to be flexible, versatile and to evolve to suit your needs, and we have designed to be all of these things!
Hundreds of educational establishments are currently using to help meet a combination of intervention, homework and in-class learning needs. With a comprehensive, in-built awards system, schools and colleges are also designing motivating rewards frameworks to keep engagement high and promote proactivity — 'Maths Universe of the Week’ is a current favourite!
Whether you have specific, targeted groups in mind, or want to offer morning, lunchtime or after school drop-in sessions, educational establishments are using the complementary assessment and delivery provided by to support ‘catch-up’.
The introduction of a straightforward policy such as “5 goals a week” is as much as you’d need in order to provide individuals with a roadmap for their own extraordinary progress. To support in the development of personalised maths universes, simply use existing homework monitoring practice within your institution.
Use the ‘Learn’ and ‘Do’ steps actively in your lessons to support your teaching, and reinforce or revise maths learning. Schools and colleges are also using as part of a blended learning approach in the class, where the ability range is wide or certain groups need a little extra time or support on a particular area of maths.
Sir James Smith’s have been using as an intervention tool for specific groups of pupils, as well as a compulsory homework tool across the whole school. Head of Maths Jon O’Neil says “ is just like having a personalised tutor” — he particularly enjoys using the Diagnostic quiz with pupils, who can “identify and recognise where the weaknesses are.” With 600 on roll, and 3,100 Goals already completed, we are very excited to see the grand total by July 2022!
With just over 1000 on roll, and 189,000 questions answered correctly to date on the platform, the maths department have had pupils using both for homework and in-class learning.
In class, they are using to help differentiate for their lower ability sets in Year 8, where the range of ability is so broad that teaching at once is challenging.
At The Bewdley School, Fiona Wilmott, Head of Department, is an avid proponent of the benefits of and ; this academic year, she decided to integrate into the school too, using it across KS3 to KS5 to help pupils catch up and fill in any gaps in prior learning.
With 990 on roll, in one half term they have managed to stack up some impressive stats: over 44,000 minutes of videos have been watched on the platform, and over 143,000 questions have been answered.