Our learning tools empower your teaching
Initial diagnostics pinpoint each student’s levels of understanding. Use this information to target students’ zone of proximal development to fill gaps and extend knowledge.
Use real-time data to identify and group students who are at similar levels and ready to deepen their understanding of a key mathematical concept.
Rich learning tasks
Run rich learning tasks with multiple entry and exit points to develop problem solving, mathematical discussion, and critical thinking skills for all students.
Engage students in longer rich learning projects. Projects focus on problem solving and mathematical reasoning, and further tie in proficiency strands and general capabilities.
Use individualised tests to help gauge students’ mastery and growth over time, and to inform what they learn next.
Produce reports that align with individual school reporting requirements, using constantly updated data.
What does Maths Pathway look like in the classroom?
Once students have completed an initial diagnostic, they are presented with a targeted learning map, which consists of carefully designed and curriculum-aligned content. Each student is encouraged to complete and master a set amount of content every two weeks — both in class and at home.
At the end of each fortnight, students are tested on the content they have completed. Following each test, students reflect on their results and have a one-to-one feedback session with their teacher to set goals for the next cycle. A class will typically complete four cycles each term, and spend a week working on a large project at the end of term. This gives students access to a variety of learning modes, while developing a range of soft skills.
A typical lesson
Students complete individual work using their devices and workbooks. If they get stuck they are encouraged to try a number of strategies to solve the problem, prior to asking the teacher for help — this encourages independent learning skills. Meanwhile the teacher has time to conduct one-to-one feedback sessions, and run targeted small group lessons to deepen comprehension.
What other teachers are saying
They’re excited about maths because they’ve got the ability to do it. I have an advanced student who is working at a level 8 or 9 in a year 7 classroom. He’s excited about it because he feels he’s being pushed. His conversations with me have been – “what do I need to do to finish my last level 7 module before I can move on?”
Andrew Wood Marist-Sion College, VIC
We’re using the data to inform our Year 9s in their subject selection for Year 10. Then we’re going to meet regularly with those students who want to move onto Maths Methods, to ensure that their level, growth, and effort are of a standard that will set them up well to enter Maths Methods in Year 11. We will work with and monitor those students and give them targets so that they’re well prepared for the end of next year.
Jenny Sutton Lavalla Catholic College, Traralgon
Managing the change
We understand that changing the way you teach mathematics is a significant transition; we’ve put strategies in place to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Your school will be supported by a dedicated Education Consultant who will work with you to implement the Maths Pathway Learning and Teaching Model at your school and help you create the most effective learning environment for your students.
Accessing professional development
You can attend any of our professional development events across Australia throughout the year. We deliver an introductory ‘train the trainer’ program, where we teach key staff at your school the fundamentals of our learning model and how to lead the implementation. Change management is also covered — an important tool for leading this change in your school — as well as an introduction to our online teacher PD system.
Accessing exceptional content
Our learning content — rich learning tasks, small group mini-lessons, individual content, and assessment tasks — is developed and curated by the Maths Pathway Learning team. The content covers the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics from level 1 through to 10 and is tailored to the requirements of each state.
Creating a supportive community
Maths Pathway teachers are welcomed into our amazing community. From other Maths Pathway teachers in your region and across Australia, to our world-class support team, there’s always someone to turn to. Teachers have access to an online forum, regional meetings, and a yearly conference, all to help promote discussion and resource sharing.
Teacher questions answered
No, not in the same way as traditional teaching. Research has shown that lecture-style lessons are ineffective for student learning, particularly in subjects like mathematics where students learn most by doing. The teacher is still very active in teaching the students, but this now takes the form of more feedback and targeted help for small groups and individuals.
Because Maths Pathway content is delivered online, students will need to have access to a computer for most of their lessons. This can take the form of a computer lab or one-to-one devices. If students are using individual devices connected to wifi, the wifi infrastructure will need to be able to meet the demand. One of our School Consultants can discuss this in detail with you over the phone.
As a Maths Pathway teacher you are able to tap into a wealth of information on each student’s work and progression. For example you can see each student’s current work, average growth, effort and accuracy scores, and predictions of student outcomes based on their current progress.
Both class and individual student data reports are available. This data can be used to inform teaching strategies, identify areas of need, set goals with students, and enhance communication with parents.
Our system automatically generates individualised tests based on the content each student has covered in the previous fortnight, from an extensive bank of curriculum-aligned questions. This delivers a highly personalised experience for the students, while reducing the administrative workload for teachers.
The large amounts of data available in our system allows teachers to report in more detail than ever before. We provide a range of pre-formatted and customisable PDF reports for all your reporting needs. If your school uses a proprietary reporting tool, all the data is also available in spreadsheets for easy integration with these programs.
Each school has access to a dedicated School Consultant who is there to provide ongoing support to the school as they implement the Maths Pathway model. Our world class technical support team is also available to teachers should the need arise. We host an online community forum and dedicated knowledge base — these additional resources help teachers navigate the system and connect with each other.
The content in Maths Pathway is created based on the content descriptors of the Australian Curriculum F-10: Mathematics, thus aligning to most state curriculums directly. For states that work with different curriculum structures, Maths Pathway has been adapted to meet all requirements. Talk to our School Consultants for further detail.