Mathletics is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. For several years now, Karoo has subscribed to this online numeracy resource.
Some of the benefits from students using Mathletics are:
- Students are engaged and motivated to learn
- Improved results
- Easy to use
- Students have access to Mathletics 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Provides the perfect link between home and school, where results flow seamlessly
Research tells us that the more proficient a student is at recalling basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division number facts, the more working memory they have to focus on complex problem solving. Teachers at Karoo have a strong focus in their mathematics lesson on building student capacity in this area.
Students are encouraged to access Mathletics which is an interactive website with a range of Maths activities. Teachers personalise and differentiate learning by setting tasks that meet the needs of all children and can monitor their progress as tasks are completed. Students are also able to use live Mathletics to increase their speed and accuracy of basic number facts.
We encourage students to participate in Mathletics by following this link.
Each student has their own unique password which allows them to log in via the Mathletics website. Classroom teachers are able to individualise activities for student completion and monitor progress through a comprehensive assessment and reporting system.
Remember, it is important that parents ensure that siblings do not access Mathletics through passwords of older or younger brothers as progress information is recorded and accessed by teachers regularly.
Parents wanting to help their children at home are encouraged to make quizzes and friendly competition a natural part of family interaction. Our youngest students will benefit from automatic recall of number partners to 10 (e.g. 6 plus what makes 10) whilst our senior students need to know all their tables as well as the reverse division fact (e.g. 3×3=9 and 9÷3=3).