Sparx Maths creates a perfectly tailored practice homework for each pupil, each week driven what has been previously taught in lessons. The practice is both challenging (to ensure students need to think) and, crucially, achievable (so that students can be successful). The practice uses spaced repetition and interleaving to support a change in students’ long-term memories. Sparx also adapts to student’s current level of expertise to continue to promote engagement, confidence and ultimately learning.
Each student is supported in their learning while using Sparx, there are over 10,000 videos linked to each question which are usually about 30 seconds long. These videos are short and relevant to the question they are linked to which enables students to be led step-by-step through the question.
A key change with Sparx Maths is promoting students to write down their working out through the use of bookwork checks. Throughout a homework task, students will be occasionally asked to complete a bookwork check, which is where it will ask for the answer to a previous question, checking whether they have written down their work. To understand this further, watch the video on the link: www.tinyurl.com/spraxmathsBWC. Here is an example of how students should set out their work in their homework books: