|Name of teaching resource
|Weblink (if web based)|
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)
Kindergarten to Year 12 (Mathletics, n.d.).
|How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
Individuals and the whole class (Mathletics, n.d.).
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
· Regular diagnostic reports help teachers identify existing and emerging learning gaps (3P Learning, 2013).
· It provides a work plan for Mathletics activities to target specific curriculum outcomes (3P Learning, 2013).
· Problem-solving activities for greater understanding of concepts in real-world situations (3P Learning, 2013).
· Encouraging rewards and certificates (3P Learning, 2013).
· Allows students to compete against another student online from around the world which promotes a stimulating and exciting online learning community (3P Learning, 2013).
· Activities could be set weekly by the class teacher for homework and tailored to the ability of individual students (3P Learning, 2013).
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
· Doesn’t provide an appropriate demonstration of some activities, children may find it confusing.
· Some children can be distracted from maths challenges and spend a lot of time changing their on-screen avatar.
· Doesn’t provide a discount for low-income families with more than two children to help bridge the digital divide.
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
· I believe a helpful add-on that reads the questions will be very beneficial for students with reading difficulties.
· Another way to improve Mathletics it to build teaching tutorials which could be a great tool for independent learning.
3P Learning. (2013, August 20). The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and Mathletics. Retrieved from http://www.3plearning.com/australian-curriculum-packaged-mathletics/
Mathletics. (n.d.). Mathletics.
Retrieved from http://www.mathletics.com.au/