Making maths more meaningful via online platform

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Making maths more meaningful via online platform

A central proficiency in the Australian Curriculum, problem-solving has been identified as one of the top skills needed for future employability. The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) says its new online platform has the potential to change the way mathematical problem-solving is taught in Australian and New Zealand classrooms.

With development led by teachers, the Problemo platform has been designed to support student learning regardless of the context – in-classroom or remotely. The platform contains a library of more than 400 maths problems for Years 3–10 aligned to the Australian Curriculum, with additional problems and content areas promised each term, making sure the platform addresses the needs of educators in all learning environments.

Each problem is classified using strands, topics, difficulty, keywords, ACARA codes and strategies for powerful yet easy searching. Additionally, each problem comes with enabling and extending prompts, and solutions which help both students and teachers expand their maths problem-solving capacity.

Teachers can also access official lesson cards and can create their own to help with lesson preparation.

Problemo caters for in-class and remote teaching with the ability to:

  • create PDFs of problems to download
  • display problems digitally for classroom use
  • create online quizzes for students, with results displaying in the teacher platform.

For further information, visit the Problemo website here.

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