To the teacher
Some points about using the maths web.
Itís important that students can, from the
beginning, find and use the Web Pages themselves. They should also make sure
that they remember the username and password, itís advisable that they make a
note of these and keep them in a safe and accessible place. Itís a good idea
to save the web page URL in Bookmarks or Favourites depending on the Web
Browser that is being used. In
some browsers itís possible to save the password, which saves a few key
Schools that have subscribed to this maths web
page should make sure that their students know that they can use the Web page in
their own computers at home at any time.
Itís useful to let the students print a copy
of the check list and fill in the
results of their tests so that both teacher and pupil can monitor progress and
keep a look out for strengths and weaknesses.
should be told to regard this check
list as a progress chart and treat it with respect!
This maths web page is a useful tool when
working with students with a wide range of ability. It provides high ability
students with instructions and examples so that they can carry on ahead
while slower students can go
back and revise from previous topics that they have forgotten or havenít
mastered successfully. In this way each individual student can work at his or
her own level.
The introductory lessons can easily be shown as
slides or on a screen if teachers wish to use them in this way.
Schools have very variable access to computers
and that of course will determine how computerised material can be used by
teachers and students.
If computers are not easily accessible in the
classroom it could be useful to collaborate with the school librarian or the
Information Technology teacher.
Some students still find it easier to work with
pencil and paper. These students might prefer to work through a printed version
of the tests before ticking the
answers in the computer for