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  • 1. By Phiona Mitchell and Simone OConnell EDC3100 ICT & Pedagogy
  • 2. Mathletics.com.au
    • Mathletics is an online, interactive, educational mathematics website for children aged 5 18 years. It is used by students , teachers, and parents all over the world and is being integrated into teacher planning as a way to boost student knowledge and confidence in mathematics.
    • This presentation will explain why teachers around the world are using this website and how it can be incorporated into daily classroom lessons.
  • 3. Rationale
    • New buzz word: e-learning
    • E-learning: internet, downloads, wikis, blogs
    • Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Web-based teaching: interactive, engaging, beneficial
    • Mathletics engages students in an interactive way that also assists teachers in reinforcing math concepts, student strengths and progress.
  • 4. Identification of position and reasoning
    • Learning Management System or LMS
    • Collaboration of student and parents
    • Supplement to teaching of maths concepts
    • Suits all styles and levels of learning
    • Easy to find result reports, student achievement graphs, student weaknesses/strengths
    • Aesthetically pleasing and highly motivating for students
    • User friendly screens, simple website navigation
    • Ability to compete with students around the world
    • Enables students to focus on problem areas
    • Top 100 students displayed on opening screen
    Video: School introducing Mathletics to students
  • 5. Mathletics Opening Screen
  • 6. Identification of appropriate context/s for use
    • Kindergarten to Year 12
    • Mathletics implementation team works with school for a smooth integration into the existing school program
    • 24 hour access in the classroom and at home
    • To work effectively needs support from Mathletics and their online support team. Teachers need to monitor any website feedback and online generated reports.
    • Teacher can set tasks or activities before students can move up
    • Program can be used as an option for homework
    • Students can challenge each other or other classes
  • 7. Pedagogical approach/es
    • Being committed to the integration of new technologies and having the skills to use the technologies effectively and appropriately
    • Provide all students with technology rich experiences that provide a range of learning experiences
    • Dedicated to strengthen ICT competency
    • Ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and ethics of the use of ICT and evaluate and observe its learning opportunities
  • 8. Classroom/student organisation
    • students can be set up so that they challenge each other in the class or around the world
    • set up pairs of students as a maths rotations
    • teacher set tasks for students to complete
  • 9. Legal/ethical considerations
    • Very limited personal information required to register
    • No information is used or shared with advertisers or any other third party
    • No chatrooms
    • Students cannot directly contact any other student
    • Education Qld provides guidelines to help teachers with cyber safety
    • http://education.qld.gov.au/strategic/eppr/ict/ictpr004/
    • Next generation learning provides parents, students, and schools with ways to stay safe when on the net
    • http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/safeguarding
  • 10. Curriculum area focus
    • In the teacher centre there is a link to the ELs
    • Naplan practice
    • Individual and class results
    • Reports for attempts made by children and how many tries it took until they reached the next level
    • Covers all aspects of maths curriculum
    • Teacher can see which area students need assistance in or need to change to a different focus area
    • Teacher can see how many and how long children have been on
    • Teacher can set a task that children must complete before they can move on
    • Focuses specifically on Mathematics
    • Supports curriculum from kindergarten to Year 12
    • Not only contains essential math material but also helps children to think fast, become actively engaged in their own learning and encourages initiative to support and motivate themselves
    • Mathletics is a wonderful online application that helps teachers use ICT to transform student learning
  • 11. Conclusion
    • Helps children understand and enjoy Mathematics
    • Can improve average mathematic marks
    • Easy Navigation and aesthetically appealing screens
    • Suited to all levels and styles of learning
    • Easy to access results for both parents and teachers
    • Aligned to syllabus and curriculum concepts
    • No risks regarding legal and/or ethical issues
    • Must be monitored and used correctly
    • Efficient online application that will supplement the learning of maths in schools
  • 12. References
    • Mathletics. (n.d.). School Bruchure. Retrieved April 14, 2010 from
    • www.mathletics.com.au
    • MCEETYA. (2005). Pedagogy strategy: learning in an online world . Australia: MCEETYA.
    • Finger, G., Russell, G., Jamieson-Proctor, R. & Russell, N. (2007). Transforming
    • Learning with ICT: Making it happen . Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia.
    • OBrien, M. (2007).
    • Portela, J. (1999). Communicating Mathematics through the internet- a case study. Educational Media International, 36 (1), 58-67.
    • http://www.hamiltoncollege.co.uk/admin/media/pictures/1257525196Mathletics_photo.JPG