The Elementary Math Mastery Series (Year 1 to Year 4)
This explicit program finds a balance between teacher-directed and student-directed learning. Recognising that some skills are better acquired through one approach, and some through the other, the MMS consists of daily lessons composed of strands each starting at base level where foundations are laid. These strands proceed to build on the foundations moving through the particular concepts involved whilst all the time inter-relating with the other strands being run concurrently. MMS programs (JEMM, JEMM+ and EMM) serve as daily diagnostic tools incorporating daily assessment as an integral part of the learning process. These programs map student progress, identify exactly where and when students experience difficulty, and instil both fluency and automaticity in fundamental math skills. Students progress through the levels of this text each year and will be exposed to a consistent, predictable approach that has a common language throughout, reducing confusion and increasing success rates.
ALEKS Maths (Year 5 and 6)
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics he/she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course he/she is taking. ALEKS access is available for use at home by students and is used instead of Mathletics in Year 5 and 6. ALEKS is not responsible for introducing and delivering new grade-level content to students, it is supplementary to our core teaching and learning program within the school.
Mathletics is an online Mathematics program that provides students with the chance to take learning into their own hands, developing their autonomy, problem-solving and ability to work independently. Through intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, Mathletics brings purpose, clarity and fun to maths learning. Teachers are able to review student progress and achievement and can couple this with tailored activities that meet individual learning needs. Mathletics is used at Freshwater Bay Primary School within Mathematics lessons during the independent practice stage of the lesson, and as a consolidation tool. Mathletics is not responsible for introducing and delivering new grade-level content to students, it is supplementary to our core teaching and learning program within the school.