Sharing digital Power Maths resources with your class
Did you know you can send Power Maths resources for children to access via their own logins? This might be invaluable when children miss lessons through illness or having to isolate at home, but it could also help you with setting homework or providing access to digital resources on devices in school.
This blog takes a quick look at the resources you might want to share and how to do it.
The Power Ups are quick starter activities that focus on key number skills. In some schools we know lesson time is very tight, so you can always use them outside the lesson if you prefer, e.g. in a separate afternoon maths meeting. If you’re not using all the daily Power Ups in school, why not send some of these out as homework?
These worksheets provide extra stretch questions for each unit. Children can work through the questions independently, so you might find it useful to allocate them via ActiveLearn.
These interactive tools are, of course, designed for the teacher to model pictorial representations and worked examples using manipulatives with the class. However, if you have tablets in the classroom you might choose to allocate the tools, so that children can model their own examples or illustrate their thinking pictorially. In cases where anti-Covid protocols are making it harder to share out manipulatives, this might be particularly useful as a way of continuing to support a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach.
You can allocate any lesson to the pupil logins for catch up or consolidation, which may be very useful if children are ill or at home.
The Practice Books appear on the Resources menu under the heading ‘Workbooks’. Like the Textbooks, it may be useful to share these via ActiveLearn if the child hasn’t taken their physical Practice Book home.
As you probably know, these videos are to introduce the key learning in each unit to the teacher before getting started. However, we made it possible to allocate them during school closures, in case some parents found them useful for supporting children’s work. They are still available to allocate, so, if you ever want to, you can!
How do you allocate the resources to pupil logins?
There is a checkbox for each item in the Resources list in ActiveLearn. If you tick this, you can then click ‘Allocate’ at the top of the page, and then select the children to send it to.