This is a brief tour around the RM Easimaths website to help get you started and introduce you to some of the main features that you might like to use. For a more in-depth guide see the User Guide.
In order to view the RM Easimaths activities you will need Adobe® Flash® Player. If you do not already have it on your computer, you can install it for free here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Headphones will be required - no reading ability is assumed for RM Easimaths and full audio support is given. On the RM Easimaths homepage, click ‘Log in here’. Enter your username and password, click ‘Login’ and you will be taken to the Teacher dashboard.
The Reports tab is the first screen you see in the Teacher dashboard. View reports on: Overview - the progress of your class against the skills. Progress - which National Curriculum levels pupils have mastered over a selected time period. Attainment - how individual pupils are progressing. Usage - time spent on activities, the proportion of skills mastered and skills viewed. Reports can be printed or downloaded as CSV files.
The Problem skills screen lists the activities where one or more pupils have had difficulties. Problems are grouped by skill, and are displayed in a list of expandable rows with the highest frequency of issues at the top of the list. Click ‘Preview activity’ to run the activity. You can retest the pupil on the skill the next time they log in by by ticking next to the pupil’s name and clicking ‘Retest selected’.
Add a group: click ‘Add group’ and type in the name of the new group. Click ‘OK’. Delete a group: click the cross in the corner of the class button. Click ‘OK’. Add pupil to a group: with the group selected click ‘Edit group’. A list of all the pupils on the system will appear. Select the ‘Add’ button next to the pupils you want to add. Click ‘Back to groups’. Delete pupil from a group: tick next to the pupils you want to remove. Click ‘Delete selected pupils’. Getting a pupil’s password: click the tick button in the ‘status’ column next to the pupil’s name.
The content in Easimaths can be accessed through the topic menu. This can be used:
1) to explore the content outside of the progress tracking system
2) as a whole-class teaching tool to explore concepts before learners practise the skills
The topics are listed down the left-hand side – click on a topic to view the aspects of the maths curriculum covered and the skills list with links to the relevant activities.
When the pupil logs in, they are taken to their personalised page. The pupil clicks ‘Let’s go’ to open an activity. The pupil hears an audio instruction. When the pupil has answered, they click the arrow in the bottom-right corner of the screen. If the answer is correct, a new activity appears. If it is wrong, the pupil gets two more chances. If the answer is still incorrect, the pupil is told the correct answer and is taken to a new activity. The pupil can end a session at any time by clicking the cross in the top-right corner of the screen.
School administrators have a ‘School setup’ button on the Teacher dashboard. Click ‘School setup’ to create and edit teacher and pupil details:
Add a teacher: select the ‘Teacher setup’ tab and click ‘Add teacher’. Fill in the details and the teacher receives an account creation email.
Add a pupil: select the ‘Pupil setup’ tab and click ‘Add pupil’. Fill in the details and select a National Curriculum level. Pupil details can be bulk imported from a CSV file. See the User Guide. Delete a teacher or pupil: tick next to their details in the list, and click ‘Delete selected’.