"EzyMaths is designed to be teacher-centric" says Peter Jordan, Ezy Education’s founder
Online course launched to help students pass maths GCSE
New tool for teachers and pupils could make maths re-sits a thing of the past
Posted by Stephanie Broad | October 16, 2016 | Product news
Company launches new online course companion to improve maths GCSE pass rates.
EzyMaths is an online course companion that provides access to 600 activities, hours of videos of teachers explaining all key GCSE maths concepts and more than 4000 assessment questions.
Nearly a third of 16 year olds are failing to obtain a grade C in GCSE maths and with the requirement that students keep studying until a grade C is achieved, there is a clear need to improve GCSE maths results in schools.
Teachers are often under ridiculous time pressures and yet are still being asked to come up with new ways of raising achievement. One solution to this time dilemma is for teachers to use technology intelligently to help them work smarter - Peter Jordan, Ezy Education’s founder
Peter Jordan, Ezy Education’s founder and managing director, said that the course companion is a resource that can be used alongside traditional teaching methods. “Teachers are often under ridiculous time pressures and yet are still being asked to come up with new ways of raising achievement. One solution to this time dilemma is for teachers to use technology intelligently to help them work smarter,” he said.
EzyMaths can be used by students at home to revisit topics they were unsure of in class, or test their knowledge of a particular concept to check they understood it correctly, meaning learning continues to improve outside of lessons.
The system enables students to access immediate video feedback for any questions they have answered incorrectly. The video runs through a detailed model answer with common misunderstandings explained so any incorrect assumptions can be addressed immediately, which is when feedback can have the biggest impact on the learner.
Teachers can use the online lessons as homework or pre-course preparation for flipped learning lessons and then the online bank of assessment questions can be used to assess pupils’ learning. This information is then reported as a learning map of a class or student’s strengths and weaknesses so any classroom time can be much more targeted at helping pupils move forward.
“When we looked at the existing GCSE maths learning tools available for schools, we realised that these online solutions were brilliant at helping teachers in one or two elements of their teaching, but we were keen to create something that helped in every aspect.
EzyMaths is designed to be teacher-centric, allowing schools to use it to inform and extend maths course work - Peter Jordan
“EzyMaths is designed to be teacher-centric, allowing schools to use it to inform and extend maths course work. Time is saved through automating many tasks such as assessment marking. Learning is improved as pupils can review topic explanations at home and interventions can be laser-focused on those pupils and topics highlighted by EzyMaths pupil reports. The result is teachers can have a greater impact on raising GCSE maths achievement,” said Jordan.
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