June 2018 feedback update

Thank you for your feedback

You might have noticed that we recently ran a survey through the Assessment Manager where we asked you to share your thoughts on MyMaths. Having feedback from teachers is vital in order to help us make sure that we’re doing the right things for you.

We wanted to thank everybody who took part in that survey, and also to give you an update on three areas where we’re already taking steps highlighted in your feedback.

  1. Duplicated information in the Results grid

    This was an area you felt could be simplified and we’re delighted to say that we’ve released an update that means duplicated results no longer appear in separate rows in the class view of the Results. All efforts that children have made against a task will still be recorded; it’ll just appear in a more streamlined view. We hope that this helps make the Results grid easier to use.

    Results grid

  2. The importance of being able to use MyMaths on tablet devices

    You highlighted the importance of being able to use MyMaths on tablets either in school or at home. As you may be aware, we’re in the middle of a big project to make this possible and just this week, we launched the first set of tablet-compatible lessons.

    New lesson

    New lesson with menu

    These lessons add to the bank of over 470 homework tasks and worksheets that have already been updated for use on a tablet. Over the course of the summer holidays, we’ll continue to release more homework tasks, lessons and worksheets so that we have an even broader selection available for the start of the new school year in September.

    We’ve also introduced new ‘tool tips’ that make it simpler for teachers, parents and children to see which pieces of content can be accessed from a tablet and which pieces require Adobe Flash player for now.

    Tablet/Flash Tooltips

    To stay up-to-date with our conversion progress, you can visit our support site.

  3. Cover a broader range of topics

    Some of you felt like it would be good to see MyMaths covering a broader range of topics to help you deliver the needs of the curriculum. Again, we’re pleased to say that we’re planning to release some new lessons and homework tasks in time for the new academic year in September. We’re going to be expanding our range of bar model content and we’re adding to our measures and data resources.

We’re also holding focus groups to find out more about the things you asked for, to ensure that our developments really make a difference in helping you give your children a great grounding in maths.

If you’d like to share any more feedback with us, we’d love to hear from you: mail@mymaths.co.uk

In the meantime, we hope that the last couple of weeks of term go well. Have a well-earned ice cream and enjoy the sunshine!

Paul and Angela, the MyMaths publishers