Our Matheltics Day did not work out for us this week.
We discovered that we could not access the assigned activities to practise fractions work. Paul, our technician, started to update some new software. Flash 9 will be installed and ready for us to use next Friday. You will need this software at home for the new Mathletics.Here is the letter for parents that Mathletics sent to school.
The software is free and it only takes seconds to update.
Just follow the easy directions.
Mathletics is about to receive an exciting update which will improve the experience for children and their teachers at school and home. It will incorporate a range of engaging and educationally beneficial enhancements, giving students a fresh, new and even more enjoyable experience to ensure they stay excited about learning with Mathletics. The update takes advantage of Flash 10. This is a quick software update that is simply installed on your home computer by visiting http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and clicking Download Now (note, you may want to deselect the Free Google Toolbar option first).
If you are a Mac user, Mathletics is best experienced through the Firefox web browser.
The software and installation instructions are available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/producs/download.html?product=firefox-4.0.1&os=win&lang=en-GB
It takes 20 weeks of consistent work to achieve a gold certificate!
Every Friday we arrive at school with a spring in our step because it is Mathletics Day.
We are booked in on the timetable to use the netbooks but we need to keep our fingers crossed because sometimes the netbooks are not working very well.
Mathletics is also a homework task. We are constantly improving our maths skills and noticing that our gold bars are increasing. We have achieved many awards and certificates. Mrs Lynch printed all the Mathletics reports for our June reports.
Congratulations to Caitlin-our very first gold certificate winner.
Caitlin set a goal to earn a gold certificate, worked hard and achieved this during the holidays.
Here are the requirements for working towards a gold certificate:
1 000 in a week-bronze certificate
5 bronze certificates- silver certificate
4 silver certificates- gold certificate
Cailtin is very proud of herself.
What are your personal goals for Mathletics this term?
What do you like about the feedback and rewards from Mathletics?
All classes are really excited about our Mathletics news.
Mathletics is very popular in Australia and many schools are improving student results in numeracy because of student participation at home and at school.
Here is just one of the many positive testimonials about Mathletics.
At Balgowlah Boys we’ve been running Mathletics for nearly two years. It has proved popular with students, parents and teachers. With the release of an online version, including the 1 minute, mental arithmetic, and head-tohead competitions, we find students wanting to use it at home as a learning resource. For the teachers, the ability to set tasks comprising selected topics is a compelling feature. Tasks are used to set laboratory lessons as well as homework. Mathletics aids self paced learning in the computer laboratory, drill, test, and homework. Students receive animated online instruction through the Support Centre and instant feedback and teachers receive automatically marked and analysed results. The time teachers save in avoiding ‘low-value’ marking is better spent on lesson planning and responding to individual student needs. Mathletics has been both useful and well received, and we expect to further integrate it into the school. Stephen Mcgugan, Mathematics Coordinator