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Teacher FAQs – New users

New to using Mathletics in your school? Looking for the best way to get going? These FAQs are designed to answer the most commonly asked questions by teachers starting out with Mathletics.

It’s nice and simple. You can log into your teacher account at any time via the Mathletics homepage, the Sign In button is top-left of the screen.  You will need your teacher username and password (your school Admin will be able to assist you if you do not have it).

Yes. Teachers can control access to Live Mathletics gaming levels within the RESULTS area of their Teacher Console. By clicking the “Set Levels in Live Mathletics” button, teachers can individually lock out levels of the game for some or all students, ensuring they can focus on those levels that most match their ability.

Access to the internet is no longer a requirement with the Mathletics app! Whether you are out and about, or simply in a classroom with limited wifi bandwidth, the Mathletics app can be used offline. All of your points and results data will sync automatically when you’re next online. All areas of the app are available to use offline, with the exception of the Live Mathletics gaming zone. Download a copy of the Mathletics for Tablets guide for a full list of app FAQs…

Sign into your Teacher Console and select the “Print Sign-In Cards” option from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. You can print Sign-In Cards for selected classes or groups.

You will need to have the Mathletics Admin username & password to sign into the Administration Console. Once you have these details, select “Print Sign-In Cards” from the blue toolbar at the bottom of the screen. You can also print Sign-in Cards for selected teachers or classes.

You can print certificates for your class by signing into your Teacher Console and selecting the option in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Select Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificates and print current or previously earned certificates. To save paper you can print to PDF!

Curriculum results can be viewed in the Teacher Centre under the “Results” icon. Test results are reflected for individual students for each topic and averaged across your class. Click the “Topics” to view individual activity results and averaged class results. Results displayed in “red” indicate that a student has not achieved mastery (85% or above).

The “Results” area of the Teacher Console is used for setting targeted curriculum activities for individuals or groups of students. Select your “Class” and “Group” using the menus at the top of the screen and click the blue arrow in the action bar to assign a specific curriculum task for your students. Choose to assign the task to every student or any student who has previously scored <85%. Alternatively, click on any individual cell in the table to set a task for a single student. Assigned tasks will be indicated in gold. Click here to download a PDF guide to assigning activities.

The Mathletics Teacher Console has a dedicated area (known as CLASSES) that is ideal for this purpose. In this area you can move your students between classes, as well as divide your class into a number of learning groups – allowing you to assign different curriculum levels to specific groups of students.

  1. Once logged into the CLASSES area, select the class you wish to work with from the menu at the top of the screen.

  2. Click “New Group” to create a sub-group within your class. You can assign a different course to this class if you wish.

  3. Simply drag-and-drop students into this group.

  4. You can create up to 10 groups within a single class.

Click here to download a PDF guide covering Mathletics groups.

Yes. In the “Course” area of the Teacher Console, simply right-click any activity bar to preview its content. Alternatively, you can view the entire student interface for your class by clicking the “Demonstration” icon.

The eBooks are a huge additional resource to the online content of Mathletics, for students across all year and grade levels. Available in both the teacher console as well as the student console (for students at Secondary/High School level), the eBooks are a significant additional learning resource – ideal for both supplementary and core teaching. Building to thousands of individual pages, the Mathletics eBooks are written by our own team of educational publishers – themselves all ex-teachers. Fully aligned to the online content of Mathletics, the eBooks can be viewed online or printed/copied as much as you required. Access to all eBooks is included in all school subscriptions.

Yes, absolutely! For the best Mathletics experience, we recommend accessing via PC or MAC, noting our minimum requirements which are available here – however the platform is also available for a range of mobile devices. Click here for more information regarding the mobile apps available for Mathletics.

Teacher FAQs – Experienced users

Know the basics and want to take your school’s use of Mathletics to the next level? These FAQs are designed to answer the most commonly asked questions from more advanced Mathletics users.

Yes. Individual student reports can be accessed in the Teacher Console, under the Reports icon. You have the ability to “View”, “Print” or “Export” individual student results reflecting a weekly summary of Curriculum Activities, each level in Live Mathletics or a compilation report of both individual student Test and Live Mathletics results. Click here to download a PDF guide on Reports.

Yes. Class and group reports can be accessed in the Teacher Console, under the Reports icon, including weekly summaries of classroom performance including all points and certificates earned in a particular week. Click here to download a PDF guide on Reports.

You can set both individual and class benchmarking tests for your students in the Assessments tool, accessible within the Teacher Console. The tests can be scheduled for a time of your choosing including the amount of time students have to complete it. Select the “Test Type”, “Age Group” and your “Class” or “Group” and finally click “Schedule Challenge”. Once students have completed the Assessment you can “View Results” to explore the data. Click here to download a PDF guide on Assessments.

Mathletics can be tailored to fit the personal needs of every student in a school. The Results area within the Teacher Console lets you use real time data to create individual learning pathways for your students. Viewing individual student test and activity results, you can identify potential development areas and target those by assigning curriculum tasks to encourage mastery. Click here to download a guide to find out more details.

It is easy to change courses. Click the Course button in the Teacher Console and select your “Country” or “My School”, then select your course. “Set Course” to save your changes. You can make changes for all your classes and groups by using the Class and Group filters. Your students will view the new course when they next sign in. Click here to download a PDF guide on courses.

Yes. You can easily create and save your own Mathletics course in the Teacher Centre by accessing the “Course” button. You have the option to use an existing Mathletics course as a template or create your own from scratch. Your custom courses can also be accessed by other teachers across your school. Click here to download a PDF guide on creating a course.

It is easy to move a student from one class to another.

  1. Select “Classes” in the Teacher Console and always start by choosing the class that you want to move the students INTO.

  2. Click on the top left “Class” tab to reveal the “Move Students” button.

  3. Use the filters to locate your student and drag your student(s) to the new class.

  4. Select “Move Students” so that they are removed from their previous class.

Click here to download a PDF guide to moving students.

Yes, it is possible for a student to appear in more than one class.

  1. Select “Classes” in the Teacher Console (always start by selecting the class that you want to copy the student into).

  2. Click on the top left “Class” tab to reveal the “Move Students” button.

  3. Use the filters to locate your student and then drag your student/s to the appropriate class.

  4. Select “COPY Students” so that they also remain in their previous class.

Yes, absolutely. Within the Teacher Console is a tool called Lessons. From here you can search for lesson content from the entire Mathletics database – including activities, eBooks, interactives and videos. Using this simple tool you can create, save and even share your own Lesson Plans. It’s a simple as drag and drop. Click here to download a PDF guide on Lessons.

Yes! Mathletics problem solving games are unlocked as students complete their curriculum activities. However teachers can opt to show/hide these, along with the “Times Tables Toons” multiplication songs, using the option in the Course area of the Teacher Console.

Yes, absolutely! You are welcome to attend our Webinars.

Click here to view upcoming webinars (be sure to note the correct timezone).

Certification recognises and rewards Mathletics teachers who are leading quality teaching and learning with technology in their classroom. By achieving targeted indicators, teachers attain focused outcomes across three levels: student engagement, teaching and assessment. Click here for more information.

Lead Educators are Mathletics experts who support, drive and share innovation and best practice in their classrooms and across the school. Lead Educators integrate Mathletics to target their school’s numeracy goals. Click here for more information.

Student FAQs

Are you a student using Mathletics in class or at home? Maybe you are a parent and your child is using Mathletics at school. If you have a question, check out the FAQs below.

For each correct answer within the Mathletics Curriculum you will be awarded 10 points – this doubles to 20 points per correct answer in each end of topic TEST. You can earn a maximum of 300 points per activity, per week (600 points for a TEST) so be sure to work across a variety of activities to gain maximum points.

UNICEF points are earned by students for each and every question answered correctly – in the Live Mathletics gaming area as well as within curriculum-based activities.  UNICEF points are converted into cash by the Mathletics team and used to fund our school building and support projects. For more information about how your school work is building schools – check out www.mathletics.com/UNICEF.

Students are matched on their ability and skill level, not age or location, to ensure everyone gets a fair game, every time. Live Mathletics uses lots of data from each student (relating to their average score, speed and accuracy etc) to match students together. In random-match games (such as World Challenge) students will only be matched with another online student of the same ability, regardless of their age or location. Students are also only matched with another of equal skill ranking – from Raging Rookie through to Human Calculator.

In Live Mathletics, one point is awarded for every correct answer given – so in a game with 55 correct answers, that’s 55 points closer to your weekly certificate! Extra points are available for choosing a game at your Bonus Level (indicated by a gold star next to the level number) – here you will get TWO points for each correct answer.

Credits (to spend in the Mathletics avatar virtual store) can also be earned in Live Mathletics. 5 credits are awarded each time you win a game of Live Mathletics, and 10 credits each time you beat your previous High Score in any level.

Live Mathletics has ten levels of games. We recommend you choose a level that will challenge you. Once you reach Human Calculator ranking at one level, try challenging yourself at the next level up. Your individual Bonus Level (shown with a gold star) will guide you where will be a good level to challenge yourself.

  • The “Who’s Online” panel is displayed on the left of the screen in the Live Mathletics area.

  • This displays a live feed of all other students who are currently online and active in Live Mathletics, within the same class as the student.

  • Only students within the same class are displayed.

  • Students appear in the order of their individual high scores.

  • From the panel, students are able to select up to three classmates and challenge them directly to a game.

  • Offline students can also be challenged in Shadow Mode, where Mathletics will take over as the offline player – playing to that student’s current high score.

Shadow Mode allows students within Live Mathletics to challenge other students in their class who are offline.

How does it work?

  • On the main Live Mathletics dashboard, a panel on the left of the screen will display all the other students in the same class – ordered by each student’s current high score.

  • Students are shown as either being online or currently within a Live Mathletics game. Students can challenge another online classmate to a Live Mathletics battle by clicking their name. That student will be notified of the challenge within their own panel.

  • If a student is not currently within the Live Mathletics area (or offline completely), they will be identified with a shadow icon. These students can also be challenged to a game, during which Shadow Mode will take over and play as the offline student – answering questions at the same rate as their current high score. For example, if an offline student is challenged to a Level 1 game and their current high score at that level is 50, Shadow Mode will answer 50 questions correctly during that game.

Certainly. For each of the ten gaming levels of Live Mathletics, students are assigned one of five ability rankings – ranging from a Raging Rookie all the way up to a Human Calculator. These are dependant on the scores and accuracy percentages of the student. They are used when pairing students together in random-match games – only students of the same ability level will be matched together, to ensure fair games for all!

Your ability ranking – from Raging Rookie to Human Calculator – depends on your top score and accuracy level. The Live Mathletics computer uses your average scores from your last three games to decide your ranking. Improve your scores and watch your ranking increase, but be careful… your ranking can also go down!

Every student has a Bonus Level available to choose (where DOUBLE POINTS are available!). This is shown by a gold star next to the level number and is a level slightly beyond where you are currently scoring highest (so you might find that your bonus level is different to your friend’s level.) It is designed to be a challenge for you to complete. Take your bonus level challenge today!

All ages. The ten individual gaming levels include content from simple addition questions to complex algebra and statistics for Secondary/High School students. Students are matched together based on their personal speed and accuracy scores (regardless of age), so fair and competitive games are assured at all times.

Absolutely. The Live Gaming area within Mathletics (like all parts of the Mathletics resource) are completely safe and secure. While students are matched with others from elsewhere in the world, there is no direct communication and all student details are anonymous. Students are not able to contact others outside of their class directly.

Access to the internet is no longer a requirement with the Mathletics app! Whether you are out and about, or simply in a classroom with limited wifi bandwidth, the Mathletics app can be used offline. All of your points and results data will sync automatically when you’re next online. All areas of the app are available to use offline, with the exception of the Live Mathletics gaming zone. Download a copy of the Mathletics for Tablets guide for a full list of app FAQs

The Halls of Fame are displayed on the Mathletics homepage. These are live and updated every few minutes.

  • The Top Students Hall of Fame shows the top 100 students in the world. This is a daily leaderboard and counts only points earned by students during the current 24hr period (the countdown to the next daily reset is shown at the top of the Hall of Fame). If a student has enough points they will appear on the Hall of Fame automatically. Students can check their “daily points” total within their Student Console. Both global and national/regional Halls of Fame are displayed on the Mathletics homepage.

  • The Top Classes Hall of Fame shows the top 50 classes in the world. This is a weekly leaderboard (running Sunday-Sunday) and counts the average points earned by all students in a class this week. Again, both global and national/regional Halls of Fame are displayed on the Mathletics homepage.

A certificate is awarded to a student once they have earned 1000 points in a single week. Only one certificate is awarded each week, to help encourage sustained study by the student. Points are awarded across Mathletics in a number of ways…

  • Live Mathletics – students earn one point per correct answer

  • Live Mathletics – students earn two points per correct answers on their bonus level

  • Mathletics curriculum – 10 points per correct answer within individual activities*

  • Mathletics curriculum – 20 points per correct answer within a “Test”*

*Within the Mathletics curriculum a maximum of 300 points can be earned per week from a single activity (600 points for “Tests”). This is designed to encourage students to attempt a wide range of activities.

Certification FAQs

Curious about the Mathletics Certification Pathway? These FAQs are designed to answer the most commonly asked questions about Teacher Certification.

Certification recognises and rewards Mathletics teachers who are leading quality teaching and learning with technology in their classroom. By achieving targeted indicators, teachers attain focused outcomes across three levels: student engagement, teaching and assessment. Click here for more information. 

Lead Educators are Mathletics experts who support, drive and share innovation and best practice in their classrooms and across the school. Lead Educators integrate Mathletics to target their school’s numeracy goals.

Join with two other Lead Educators at your school to achieve Lead School status.

Yes! You will receive a certificate upon completion of each level. Mathletics Certification may count towards your teacher identified PD hours, please check with your teacher registration body.

Yes. Level 2 must be commenced after achieving Level 1 certification. You may complete Lead Educator Certification independent of Certification Levels 1 or 2.

Yes, all indicators must be achieved to have your Certification level validated.

This can vary depending on each individual teacher (and the volume/frequency of Mathletics use) but typically takes between one and three months.

Certification reflects the integration of Mathletics in your teaching and remains current for two years.

There is no cost to participate in the Mathletics Certification Pathway – and so much to gain!

Good news – your certification travels with you (provided it was gained in the last two years). Utilise your established skills to share your knowledge within your new school. You might even consider undertaking the next level of certification!

No, although there is a well supported pathway through all available levels.

Learn more about the Mathletics Teacher certification

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