Check student progress with an ACTIVITY REPORT

Activity reports can show how much work your students have done this term and highlight gaps in knowledge.

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CREATE AN ACTIVITY REPORT FOR A STUDENT

  • From the dashboard select the REPORTS icon
  • Select the class or drill down an individual student with the + symbol
  • Choose from an Individual text report, Individual chapter report, or Individual activity report.
  • Click View

From the Activity Report you can drill down to chapter reports and view test results


To watch a video demonstration of How to create an individual activity report choose your digital maths product and follow the link below:

Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum
Essential Mathematics for the Victorian Curriculum
Essential Mathematics GOLD for the Australian Curriculum
Cambridge Senior Mathematics

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Create and assign a test in minutes

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CREATE A TEST

  • From the dashboard select the Tests icon
  • Click Create
  • Choose Using wizard
  • Name your test
  • Select the number of questions per level
  • Drill down to the required chapter and subject using the +
  • Click Generate
  • Edit your test with the delete or magnify options
  • Save

ASSIGN A TEST

  • From the dashboard select the Tests icon
  • Check the required test
  • Click Assign
  • Set the expiry and choose the class (or individual students)
  • Click Submit

Your students will receive a notification that they have a test to complete next time they log in. You can also save and print the test to use in class.

To watch a video demonstration of How to create a test, choose your digital maths product and follow the link below:

Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum
Essential Mathematics for the Victorian Curriculum
Essential Mathematics GOLD for the Australian Curriculum
Cambridge Senior Mathematics

 

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Create a task in a few easy steps

Did you know you can create a task for your students from within a unit or the dashboard?

 

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From within a unit:

  • Click on the icon as shown above
  • A New Task window will appear from the unit you were viewing
  • Name your task
  • Check the activities you would like your students to complete
  • Select your class (or individual students in your class) and click OK
  • View, edit or close the new task from the Tasks page and monitor who has completed the task

 

02From the dashboard:

  • From the dashboard, click on the Tasks icon
  • Click on  New Task
  • Name your task
  • Select the chapter and section you require
  • Check the activities you would like your students to complete
  • Select your class (or individual students in your class) and click OK
  • View, edit or close the new task from the Tasks page and monitor who has completed the task

 

To watch a video demonstration of How to create a task, choose your digital maths product and follow the link below:

Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum
Essential Mathematics for the Victorian Curriculum
Essential Mathematics GOLD for the Australian Curriculum
Cambridge Senior Mathematics

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Closed captioning available for video demonstrations in maths products

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Cambridge University Press is continuing to lead the way with digital maths publishing and now offers closed captioning for video demonstrations in our maths products for Years 7-12.

Providing essential support for hearing-impaired students and anyone who prefers to play videos without audio, the video demonstrations can have closed captions turned on, to give real-time, worked examples of the most important concepts in each chapter.

Browse our maths resources >>

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Winner of our Cambridge HOTmaths competition

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Cambridge HOTmaths usage competition: The Coast Christian School.

The Coast Christian School managed to have the greatest Cambridge HOTmaths activity, deeming them the winner. The prize of a Nespresso Delonghi Lattissima coffee machine for your staff room, valued at $649 is on it’s way and we congratulate all of the teachers and students using Cambridge HOTmaths.

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Connect, engage, succeed with Cambridge HOTmaths and win!

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Win a Nespresso Delonghi Lattissima coffee machine for your staff room, valued at $649!

At Cambridge HOTmaths, we want your school to experience all of our fantastic features. In fact, we have been thinking about the best way to demonstrate what Cambridge HOTmaths can do for you and your classroom.

We do love some healthy competition at Cambridge HOTmaths, so we have come up with a competition that will bring your classroom to life with all of the learning tools that Cambridge HOTmaths has to offer.

What do you have to do to win?
Get your class using Cambridge HOTmaths! The school with the greatest Cambridge HOTmaths activity will be deemed the winner.

Not sure how to use Cambridge HOTmaths in your classroom?
Check out our new “Getting Started with Cambridge HOTmaths” and “Using Cambridge HOTmaths” videos that demonstrate how to set up your accounts, assign tasks, create tests, read reports and more!

What is the prize?
The winning school will receive a Nespresso Delonghi Lattissima Touch Capsule Machine EN550 (RRP $649.00). For more information, view our Terms and Conditions. Entry is open for primary and secondary schools in New South Wales. Competition begins Wednesday 11 May and closes Friday 2 September. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 14 September.

If you have any queries about this competition, please contact your Education Resource Consultant.

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Webinar recording: Testing and Reporting on the Cambridge HOTmaths platform

Earlier this week, HOTmaths Product Manager VJ Gunawardana presented a webinar on Testing and Reporting on the Cambridge HOTmaths platform.

A recording of this webinar is now available for anyone who may have missed the event (and can be viewed below).

If you have a topic that you would like covered in a webinar, please send an email to educationmarketing@cambridge.edu.au with your ideas.

You can also view a number of video tutorials on our YouTube channel specifically aimed at teachers. These video demonstrate how to use the Learning Management System on the Cambridge HOTmaths platform to monitor student progress through the Test Generator, Task Manager and reporting functions.

Please contact your Education Resource Consultant if you require more support options.

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New help video tutorials now available!

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At Cambridge HOTmaths we want to our users to get the most out of their digital resources.

Knowing that Cambridge HOTmaths has so much to offer, we want to make sure that you are able to make full use of the simple, yet powerful, learning management features available.

To aid you in this journey, we have placed video tutorials online aimed specifically at teachers. These videos demonstrate how to use the Learning Management System to monitor student progress through the Test Generator, Task Manager and reporting functions.  If you’re wanting to know how to create customised tests from a huge bank of questions, or how to assign specific activities to individuals, groups or whole classes, then we have you covered.

We have also placed some videos online that demonstrate how to use the administration settings within HOTmaths in our “Getting Started for teachers” videos.

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The journey of a Cambridge HOTmaths query

portal-hm-19c1010786956657bb00380f44713b02Every day Cambridge HOTmaths receives a number of queries from our users about our products. These queries cover a wide range of topics, including specific questions about content, tips for getting the most out of particular features (such as the testing and reporting features) and general customer service.

We really do love hearing from you, and because of this we wanted to show you the timespan of a query coming through the Cambridge HOTmaths office:

Morning
A support ticket is received from the UK team
The ticket details a query from a teacher who was seeking some clarification over the wording of a question in the GCSE Maths Online product.

Midday
The query is sent along to a content editor and actioned
The Chief Cambridge HOTmaths editor analyses the question and agrees that there is an issue with the wording of question, as raised by the teacher. Once the content has been edited, a response is sent to the UK team asking for feedback from the teacher.

Close of business
All parties agree on change and global roll out occurs
The teacher, the UK team and central Cambridge HOTmaths team have now all agreed that the changed wording is much more suitable. The change is rolled out to all countries that share the same Cambridge HOTmaths question in their course.

Within the space of one day, a query had been raised, considered and actioned with a result that was rolled out globally to the mutual agreement of all involved.

 

For more information on Cambridge HOTmaths, visit our website.

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Cambridge HOTmaths has been shortlisted for an International Excellence Award by the London Book Fair

Awards logo - 360x190The awards are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association and represent the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing and ground breaking initiatives in the industry.

Executive Director Mark O’Neil said of the nomination, “The feedback on HOTmaths from teachers and students has been fantastic! We know what a difference this product can make in engaging even the most disenchanted student, and we’ve seen how its emphasis on Higher Order Thinking can guide every student to a genuine understanding of mathematics. We’re thrilled that the development and pedagogical research that underpins HOTmaths has been recognised with a nomination for an International Excellence Award.”

Cambridge HOTmaths has been nominated alongside Kweetet (Belgium), SuperMemo World sp. Z o.o. (Poland) and Quirky Kid (Australia) in the China Publishing and Media Journal Education Learning Resources Award category.

The awards will be announced on 12 April during the 2016 London Book Fair.

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