Tagged: timestables

Timestables diagnostic tool and adaptive question generator

It’s no secret that we have plans to develop an online version of Numeracy Ninjas in the future where students can battle against each other online in a games-based environment and receive diagnostic feedback on their numeracy strengths and weaknesses. In the meantime, I have put together a timestables diagnostic tool and question generator in Excel. I made it to...

Timetables Rockstars iOS and Android apps now available

The visionary Bruno Reddy, @MrReddyMaths, has just expanded his fantastic Timestables Rockstars product to include iOS and Android apps.  Free to use until February, and then just a £3 per month bolt-on for the whole school thereafter, the apps bring all the features of TT Rockstars that students know and love: customisation, online battles etc. Highly recommended.

The problem with levels- gaps in basic numeracy skills identified by rigorous diagnostic testing

I have felt for a long time that one of the disadvantages of the current levelling system is that it encourages teachers to constantly teach students mathematical concepts and ideas only at levels equal to or above that which they have recently scored on an assessment.  The data-focused, level-centric system only rewards teachers if their students can  score marks on...