Dear Parents,

I would like to share with you some more information about Mathletics which is our new school programme to support our Maths curriculum here at St Joseph’s. Mathletics is Australia’s most used educational web-site. It is an on-line Mathematics resource, and it covers the full primary curriculum.

All members of staff have been in serviced on the use of Mathletics in the classroom, which includes the ability to set homework, create other tasks, and to have an overview of the class progress in Mathletics. These facilities provide enormous benefits to teachers and maximize the outcomes of Mathletics.

Please be assured that Mathletics does not replace high quality Mathematics teaching in the classroom, but enhances the opportunity for the development of mathematical thinking for all students. Teachers are supportive of this process that integrates home and school learning, and which provides immediate feedback to students, teachers and parents. It would be beneficial for all parents to become involved in supporting students during their home learning sessions, especially in the early years of schooling.

All students who do not have access to the internet and the Mathletics website at home will be given every opportunity to complete set tasks and activities at school. We have seen how Mathletics fosters an ongoing and exciting on-line learning community.

Micheal O’Sullivan