We are excited to announce some changes to our Maths Online offering. Our team has been working hard since November 2017 to get to this point. We have employed new staff members who some of you will have met on our live-chat. Fresh from varsity these passionate mathematicians have been working with Trish and the team to give Maths Online a facelift. So what are the changes that have been done with this upgrade?
Last year we launched Maths Online with Grades 10, 11 and 12 and now we have grown the content to cover grades 8 and 9 as well. The main topics covered during these grades are Integers, Algebra, Functions, Equations, Measurement, Data Handling, Patterns and Sequences, Finance and Probability. The total length of this new content spans over 46+ hours of video lessons.
Currently we have not produced the Test your understanding MCQ’s for these grades, however they are in production and will be launched as soon as we finish them… we didn’t want to deny you the teaching videos so are launching them without the quizzes for now.
Upon reflection our naming conventions for our content were good, but at times a little inconsistent. Good just isn’t good enough for us here at Advantage Learn, we want everything to be the best! Every lesson has undergone the microscope to make sure it is clearly named in a useful way for students to understand what the lesson achieves. Also the new names have massively improved our search feature which works off the lesson titles. If you have struggled to find a lesson in the past you should never have that problem again.
Further to this, the section names have also undergone changes and some lessons will have moved into a different section or grouped in a different way. Again, the sections names were good but not good enough for us. We have dived into detail on the CAPS document to make sure that we structure our content in the same way to ensure CAPS alignment for our students who are using Maths Online for their studies.
No, if you completed a lesson it will always be marked as completed. In changing the names of the lessons we have not changed your user data so your completed lessons will all be marked as complete still. This was really important to us. You will see changes to your path progress though, some modules may have been completed but new lessons may have appeared in them which you haven’t completed yet. In most cases this will not happen but depending on your path and current module you may notice some movement in the lessons.
When we first designed the learning paths we had two main types, grade and topic. The grade paths are ideal for learners to go through and will not be undergoing any changes, however the topic paths have become a bit too large, with Algebra covering grade 8-12 algebra it has become unhelpful as a learning path. Also we have noticed students asking for sections like “grade 11 functions” or “grade 10 trig”, so we have changed our paths to be in two types, full-grade and grade-topic EG, grade 10 trig, grade 9 functions etc. Please keep giving us feedback like you already have and we will listen and act upon it to help improve your learning experience with us.
We hope you enjoy these changes and that they have a positive impact on your learning. For us, this is not the end. Further changes are coming in 2019 and will keep you updated when they happen. Good luck in your 2018 end of year exams and happy learning!
This article was originally published on 12 Sep 2018
Online learning manager at Advantagelearn.com. I help manage our systems to provide the best online learning experience for our Students. Besides that I am a passionate Mathematician and enjoy solving students questions on our site.
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