A - Z Parent Guide
Mathletics switches kids onto maths – it’s the next generation in learning helping students enjoy maths and achieve outstanding results. It’s fun, supportive and effective for students of all ages and abilities, helping students achieve more.
Mathletics has many useful tools which the children can use to help consolidate the mathematical concepts taught at school. These tools include, but are not limited to: A Times Table tunes section, a section where they can compete against children from around the World and a section where they can practise every concept taught at school.
BNPS subscribes to Mathletics on behalf of your child and teaching staff receive regular Professional Development (PD) to keep abreast of new additions and initiatives within the Mathletics program. The Mathletics website can be accessed at: http://au.mathletics.com/ – a Username and Password will be issued to your child by the class teacher.
To support your child at home you can REGISTER to receive weekly reports about your child’s progress. Please make sure your child logs on often and either completes tasks set by their teacher or, alternatively, that they complete whichever task they feel would be most beneficial for them. It should only take around 30-40 minutes per week for most children to earn a certificate (at least 1000 participation points in one week).
- Make 3 attempts
- Aim for 85% (mastery)
- Use the ‘?’ often
- Do the above and it’s 95% likely you will achieve mastery
Every week the students who achieve 1000 Participation Points or more will receive a certificate from their Classroom Teacher. TWO Mathlete Trophies will also be awarded each week, one for Prep – Year 2 participants and one for Year 3 – 6 participants according to the points below.
Prep – Year 2
Students who achieve at least 2000 points in a week
Year 3 – Year 6
Students who achieve at least 5000 points in a week
The two Mathletes will have the opportunity of holding on to a special Mathletics trophy for the week (please note this will not be necessarily awarded to the student with the highest points). They will also be recognised at our School Assembly and featured on the Compass News Feed and in our School Newsletter.