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Mathletics in the Blended Classroom

September 8, 2014

The Sun West Teacher’s Convention was kicked off at the end of August with a message from Director, Dr. GuyTétrault, in which he invited teachers to embrace the concept of blended learning.

At its core, blended learning is more than enhancing education with the use of technology tools and instead offers students a “blend” of face-to-face classroom experiences and online learning opportunities.

“Blended learning involves leveraging the Internet to afford each student a more personalized learning experience, meaning increased student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of his or her learning.”Clayton Christensen Institute

Teachers using Mathletics in their classrooms can use this online support to provide blended learning opportunities for the students in their classrooms. By offering students a chance to work through different content at their own pace, Mathletics helps teachers support learners where they are at.

The online program allows K-12 classroom teachers to group students by readiness and release specific content directly to certain students, thereby individualizing instruction in a new and exciting way. Teachers can conduct concept searches to make this an easy process.

There are a number of additional features that Mathletics offers teachers including:

  • printable workbooks for parents who are seeking additional home support or for colony teachers who do not have access to the online version
  • grading/marking that can be saved and exported as an Excel file
  • teacher videos that highlight the instructional practices that support blended learning and provide just-in-time PD for instructors
  • plus much, much more!

Mathletics is even available as an app for the iPad!

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As part of Sun West’s licencing package, schools can also take advantage of one-on-one training which is provided by our Mathletics support team member, Elizabeth. She is an engaging trainer with a Saskatchewan background!. For more information about using Mathletics in your classroom, contact your Learning Coach or Shari Martin, Superintendent of Education, Sun West School Division.

You can also follow Mathletics on Twitter .

 

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