As many of you will be aware, Adobe announced some time ago that they will be withdrawing support for Flash Player at the end of December 2020. This post outlines how your MyMaths subscription will be affected.
As any long-term user of MyMaths will remember, MyMaths was originally built in Flash. But following a huge conversion project over several years, all the bespoke teaching content in MyMaths is now built in HTML.
Aside from making the lessons, homework activities and online worksheets accessible on tablet devices, this also means that the vast majority of content on MyMaths will be unaffected by the Flash Player’s end-of-life.
Which pieces of MyMaths content are still Flash-based?
Many of the games on MyMaths and a few tools are still Flash-based. We have put together a spreadsheet detailing our plans for each individual piece of content that is currently still Flash-dependent. As you will see, we have already provided alternatives to many of these and we have set plans to replace some others.
However, at the time when Flash support comes to an end, 28 games will be retired from MyMaths. The concepts that these games address are comprehensively covered in the wide range of MyMaths learning materials. Also, the new games we have recently launched (with more currently in development) continue to focus in on specific mathematical concepts, presenting students with greater opportunities for demonstrating success in maths.
New Flash-free games and tools
In case you missed our previous announcements, in May 2020 the Flash-dependent ‘Toolkit’ was replaced with a new ‘Tools’ area on MyMaths, and some Flash activities that were previously accessed from the ‘Games’ area have already been updated in HTML and moved to the ‘Activities’ area, to better reflect the nature of these pieces of content.
Our four most popular games have already been updated in HTML with different age-appropriate versions for our primary and secondary subscriptions. We hope your students are already enjoying these!