For the past year and a half we have incorporated Sparx Maths into our curriculum at UIS, and I am pleased to say that so far it has had nothing but a positive impact on our students. We are currently using the homework program to reinforce what the students are learning in the classroom. The are numerous benefits that I have seen of using the program such as:
- Increased independence in their learning – as the program differentiates for learners they are for the most part, able to complete their homework independently.
- Motivation to reach the next level – the program rewards students for their learning and I make sure that they are recognised for their achievements within the class and the school community.
- Bookwork checks – whilst the program is online, the bookwork checks ensure that students are still meeting the high standard of bookwork that I expect in the classroom.
- Reinforces all concepts learned – The consolidation homework reinforces topics that they have previously learned so that they do not forget them over time.
Here is some feedback from some of the students in my class:
Q: What do you like about the Sparx program? A: Regular practice helps to build our confidence in Maths. It is also good to review previous learning and we also learn concepts that we are being taught in the future. The videos are very helpful as it is like having our teacher at home and it’s a fun way to learn.
I am excited to see how the program develops in the future!
Ms Chantel Rodas,
Head of Middle School and Middle School Maths Teacher