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At the moment the pupils can't ...
12th November 2008, 11:13 AM #1
Our maths department have just purchased licences for Mathletics, is anyone else using it?
At the moment the pupils can't get enough of it and our head of maths would like to try and get 1 lesson per week into the timetable for next year however as we only have 1 IT suite he's going to try and include a batch of PC's or laptops in his budget.
I suspect that the novelty factor will wear off at some point, possibly before next september, has anyone else had any experience of this and roughly how long pupils have kept their interest in it?
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12th November 2008, 03:33 PM #2
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We were looking at that! The content about it looks good on the website and looks like its working for you. But that just solves my problems with maths. Where is scienceletics?
Do you use anything else?
12th November 2008, 03:39 PM #3
Aren't they the people who do the World Maths Day? That was very popular here too, with some follow-up afterwards in class (not much though, I don't think; it was more used as a reward).
12th November 2008, 05:33 PM #4
We have Mathletics and Spellodrome (their literacy offering) and our kids like yours just cannot get enough of it.
12th November 2008, 07:18 PM #5
The deputy head has mentioned matheletics a few times, i'll have to check it out - I don't think our Subject Leader for Maths has been that keen when I have mentioned it in the past.
12th November 2008, 07:43 PM #6
We're also using Spellodrome, we haven't got/found anything similar for any other subjects.
The pupils are very keen at the moment, many are even using it at home.
12th November 2008, 07:48 PM #7
The costs appear to be £39 per student per year - what sort of discount is available for schools?
12th November 2008, 08:01 PM #8
I'll have a word with our head of maths, I can't remember the exact price but its no way near £39 per student. I'm pretty sure it was below £5 per student.
12th November 2008, 09:36 PM #9
It says on the site that an annual licence is £6 per student.
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12th November 2008, 10:28 PM #10
Your students will use it a lot, at my school students are always on it.
13th November 2008, 09:35 AM #11
We used the Mathletics site last year with our year 7's and they loved it, so much so we won the National competition with 4 of our classes in the top 5
Availability of PCs and Laptops are essential.
13th November 2008, 09:45 AM #12
Our Maths Dept uses MyMaths
13th November 2008, 10:28 AM #13
We use Mathletics, and it seems also MyMaths.
We also use EducationCity and GridClub.
All get a good amount of use according to my internet logs.
13th November 2008, 12:57 PM #14
We used this last year and it was an incredible success. The kids love it and it was amusing to watch as well. A few of our kids even ended up against teachers...
A hint for your pupils though. Do a countdown for entering the matchmaking system and there is considerably more chance of the kids being matched up against each other.
13th November 2008, 04:18 PM #15
We use MyMaths here alot but will send a message to the head of maths now about Mathletics.
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