Improving Mathspace usability with learning science
For any tech product, ease of use is extremely important. It’s even more important for EdTech. EdTech usability should never get ‘in the way’ of learning. But there is a balance. There is also no point in having an easy-to-use product if it doesn’t improve student learning. Over
“I wonder how much Mathspace costs?”
We’ve been operating as an EdTech company for more than 12 years now. It’s really exciting to see the industry grow and to watch the way today’s mathematics classrooms are using technology in innovative ways to further student learning. But over the course of the 12 years
We’ve launched early access to our new 2023 Common Core textbook editions
Today Mathspace released early access to our new 2023 editions of the Mathspace Common Core AGA and Grade 6-8 textbooks. These are available to all Mathspace teachers. The new books include thousands of additional interactive questions and new applets to provide visual support for understanding mathematical concepts. The books also
Introducing our Engage Activities for the IB: Real-world mathematics to foster inquiry and develop problem-solving skills
We believe that the right classroom structures are essential to ensuring that all students have a mathematical voice in the classroom. Our Engage Activities have been specifically designed to do just this, and we are very excited to be able to now add these to our IB textbooks for MYP and DP.
A Student's Guide to the New Student Dashboard
We’ve spent the last six months at Mathspace researching, testing and developing a new student experience that gives students a clear understanding of what you should work on to maximize your growth. Watch this short video for an explanation of the changes: There are 3 key changes: * New Skills
A Teacher's Guide to Student Dashboard Changes
“Can we provide each student with the right visualization, the right encouragement, and the right recommendation for what to work on next?” This is the question our education, design and engineering teams have been grappling with over the last six months, and we’re very excited to present our solution
Mathspace educators share their top tips for teacher well being
According to a recent RAND Corporation Research Report [https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1121-2.html], the stress of teaching is one of the top reasons for teacher turnover, and this fact remains true regardless of teachers who quit before the pandemic or during. Along with the stressors inside
Developing Grit via Mathematics: Second Annual KIOSC Theta World & City Experience Competition
Mathspace is excited to partner with the Swinburne University of Technology’s Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Center (KIOSC) and its partner schools to help facilitate the second annual KIOSC Theta World mathematics competition.
Stop the scarcity: "Learning loss" and "unfinished learning" negates experiential learning of an entire generation
If you join a conversation among school administrators, educators, policy makers, edtech companies or parents in the year 2021 you're sure to hear one of the following phrases: learning loss, unfinished learning, falling behind, learning deficit, below grade level.
Space Talk Series, Ep. 3: Empowering Students to Engage with Mathematics via Formative Assessments with Jenny Missen
Our third guest in the Space Talk series is Jenny Missen, Head of Mathematics at Radford College in New South Wales. In this session, Jenny shares her experience facilitating continuous assessment and explains how it drives student engagement in her mathematics classroom.
Space Talk Series, Ep. 2: Cultivating Growth Mindset via Mastery Learning with Cassandra Portelli
Our second guest in the Space Talk series is Cassandra Portelli, Head of Maths at Hunter School of the Performing Arts in New South Wales. She shares strategies with teachers to help develop growth mindsets in students by way of mastery learning.
Space Talk Series, Ep. 1: Using Diagnostic Tools to Improve Numeracy with Carla Guiliani-Bruno
In our recent "Space Talk Series," Mathspace invited teachers from across Australia to share their insights and innovative strategies for using technology in the classroom to enhance learning. Our first guest is Carla Giuliani-Bruno of Freeman Catholic College in New South Wales.
Sports Math - Who Lost the Playoffs?
As we get into summer, it's the time of year when two of the big North American sports leagues crown their champions: the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association. But, I have often found myself curious about how the other teams might be ranked.
How to improve maths instruction utilising mastery-based learning and technology for targeted differentiation
The lesson was going great. Most of my senior math students seemed pretty switched on to what I had just explained. That was until they had to perform an operation involving fractions. But they should have mastered fractions long ago, right?
Flipping your math classroom: A beginner’s guide
Tips & resources to help you flip your classroom First, some background on who we are and how we came to be writing this blog… We’re Elisha and Jonathan. We’re math teachers, education enthusiasts, business colleagues, and life partners (we’re married!) While we are originally from Canada, we