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Maths Practice

Primary School Maths

Elementary School Math Educational Software

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'Maths Practice' is a group of dedicated people who, like many other parents, wanted the best for their children. They worked on producing a product that will deliver results. 'Maths Practice' was initially designed to help a struggling student to master 'multiplication tables' by providing a stimulating and controllable 'rote learning' environment. Without other distractions and a bit of parental help, this proved a great success and other components were gradually added. What started out as a simple 'no frills' module soon evolved into several modules and the same successful results were noticed.

 

A general lack of quality educational software was one of the major reasons for what followed. While software games could be purchased everywhere and most claimed to be educational, few actually delivered. This inspired us to strive to build a range of truly educational software products. There were several key reasons for the initial success - the simplicity of the software was just one of them. A joint effort by parents and teachers moulded a larger number of activities together, in order to increase the scope and usability of the software.

 

Over the next few years, new activities were continually being added. We now have over 330 different activities to offer, structured to the curriculum framework, and graded accordingly. Software upgrades have always been regular, and freely provided. We make sure the uses are able to get the most from our ongoing efforts. Our commitment does not stop after a license sale.

 

In addition to the software, some key simple recommendations were provided to get the best results for students. While the list below is not conclusive, it represents the most common components that should be in the forefront of the minds of parents and teachers alike.

 

The basic principles for success are :

  • Make sure that the exercises are done without distraction. Focus on maths, not games.

  • Set aside some 'prime time' before school or before TV shows and games.

  • Make sure that the length of time is short (5-10 minutes) and within the student's concentration span.

  • Use the first set of test results to form a baseline.

  • Highlight improvements so that the student experiences pride and confidence in their abilities.

  • Provide motivation and encouragement to improve on their previous result.

  • Set realistic goals and make sure they are reach before moving to the next level.

  • Repetition - it needs to be practiced regularly.

'Maths Practice' has been moulded by these guidelines and progressively expanded to cover most areas of the curriculum. We have focussed on those areas where students commonly struggle with concepts and need additional practice to become confident

 

Software alone is not a solution to learning, but a valuable component that needs to be used in the appropriate manner. Combining the above principles with a 'rote leaning methodology' has been noted as a key success criteria and one of the reasons why results have been so high.

 

'Maths Practice' has been built upon student needs and not commercial gains. We strongly encourage schools to circulate the software, freely, to all students under their 'Extended Site License' agreement. Many have done so, some have charged their students a nominal amount to be able to use the software at home.

 

This latest version has concentrated on making the teacher's life easier, with additional reporting and graphing of results, and a better integrated network installation. The software can also be purchased as a single 'stand alone' license for parents that cannot obtain it from their schools.

 

The fundamental approach has seen the software evolve and produce exceptional results. 'Maths Practice' started out as a challenge to help students achieve, it is now recognised as one of the best ranked educational software products, now used world wide.

 

We sincerely thank all those that helped, especially in the early stages. Without their support, commitment and passion to help the children, we could not have achieved the results and recognition we have today.

 

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Product Overview (Young Einstein Mathematics)

'Maths Practice' software works by exposing the child to repetitive exercises which facilitate cognitive learning. Exercises that are provided are based on the existing maths curriculum and represent the known learning difficulty areas. With over 330 activities in the school versions, there are activities that are applicable for every students needs.

The software is divided into the appropriate year levels 1 to 6. It is further subdivided into components like  space, chance and data, measurement and a variety of general numeracy components including multiplication tables, addition, subtraction, fractions and many more miscellaneous topics. Within these areas there are multiple different activities that reinforce key learning components.

The software is versatile by providing varying difficulty levels and the ability to customise certain parameters to make it relevant for the child’s immediate and personal needs.

Reporting is provided at both the immediate activity level, and also by tracking ongoing and historical trends. This enables educators to determine where there are stumbling blocks, and it also provides constructive feedback that clearly shows positive trends in the various graphs. Historic reports and graphs can be viewed from the ‘View History’ option. Detailed activity results which shows every question and answer, can be viewed only after the activity is completed from the ‘View Results’ option.

All modules provide encouraging feedback on each answer in either visual or audible format. Comprehensive instructions are provided for each activity to guide and explain how to attempt the module.

In addition to difficulty levels, Young Einstein Mathematics can be also be used for testing and timed activities. All modules can be set up based on a fixed number of questions or a preset time limit for the activity (school site license editions only). To maximise leaning outcomes, it is recommended that multiple activities should be attempted daily and set to approx 10 minute intervals. This ensures that the child can stay focused on the work at hand.

By default, questions used in the software are all random, meaning that the child can not rely on memorising the sequence of answers from the last attempt. In the school edition there is however, a facility to repeat the exact same sequence of random numbers if desired. This is useful for testing multiple students in a classroom environment by benchmarking them all against the same questions.

Customisation of the software is divided into 2 areas. The student can customise parameters relevant to their immediate environment, whereas the administration has amongst other features the facility to lock and restrict student changes.

 

 

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Contact

Contact Details

Registered Address and Surface mail should be directed to:

Maths Practice P/L            ABN 67 006 774 901

7 Lloyd Street

Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081.

Australia

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Testimonials

What some of the parents and schools had to say.

Parents
Our son has shown great improvement even though we initially doubted that 10 minutes a day would make a difference. He is no longer hesitant in practicing his maths because he can see the difference himself.
K.P.
 
One of the best value for money programs that we have bought for our children. I feel that it is helping our child learn, it is practical and a pleasant change from computer games.
K.S.
 
Schools
The ability to test students either by producing worksheets or directly from the software is of great value. Our senior classes can now simulate real test conditions with this software. We have flexibility in changing the difficulty and duration of the tests, which we find very useful.
R.V. Primary School
 
This fits right into our maths curriculum and is a tremendously helpful tool. We have recommended it to parents as a practical homework activity for our students.
L. Primary School
 
A valuable software program that is easy to use. It provides us with measurable outcomes and helps occupy our children with relevant activities. The students love it.
M. State School
 

 
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Maths Practice Privacy Policy


'Maths Practice' respects and understands the rights of privacy of information provided via the internet. As such the following guidelines are adhered to on for all interactions.

1. Credit Card Transactions
'Maths Practice' does not process banking and credit card information and as such we do not gain or obtain credit card details. Transactions are processed by an approved banking gateway and we only provide the gateway a total dollar amount and a email address for notification of transaction processing and outcome. As such credit card processing is handled by the banks approved credit card gateway provided and not 'Maths Practice'. We consequently do not receive details about the credit cards or holders.

2. Email Addresses
'Maths Practice' does not provide email details to 3rd parties with the exception of bank processing notifications.

3. Cookies
'Maths Practice' does not use or download cookies to the clients PCs.

4. Storage of Information
'Maths Practice' does not store any client information on the internet or web servers.

5. Disclosure of Information
'Maths Practice' will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals.

6. Sales and Inquiry Information
Clients who email us for general information will have their contact details removed from our records at the completion of the inquiry process.
Clients who purchase software will be retained on our internal systems, while they have a valid license agreement in place.

7. Refunds
'Maths Practice' has an open 'Try Before You Buy' facility and temporary serial keys can be provided for the client to evaluate the products beforehand. Refunds for software purchases are not available once the serial keys have been issued to the client.

 

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Dedicated To:


 
Timothy Kropf

Timothy Kropf was the inspiration behind the original software. Like Timothy, many other children have been helped to build their skills and confidence by using this software.

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