HegartyMaths has been designed by Colin Hegarty, an award-winning teacher. It is based around a website where each individual mathematics topic (850+) is explained in a 10-minute video tutorial with follow-up questions for students to practise at home.
HegartyMaths is rooted in the principles of cognitive science: in other words, it is designed to make learning more effective. In particular, it links new learning with previous learning and focuses on improving students’ long-term memory.
Your child should watch the video set by the teacher and make notes on modelled examples in their homework books. They will then be able to use these notes when answering the questions that follow the video. The questions will include links to the specific part of the video that explains the type of question being asked, so if your child is stuck they can go back and re-watch a key part of information.
If your child is still unsure on how to answer a questio, HegartyMaths also lists ‘building blocks’ video tutorials. This allows your child to work through the previous learning that is needed to understand the new topic.
If your child has completed all their homework and would like to complete some further revision or learning, they can search for a topic of interest in the search bar and then complete the video and the assessment questions as they would if a teacher had set the homework.
HegartyMaths will record everything your child ever does in regard to progress and effort in each maths topic and report it back to the teacher. HegartyMaths also allows parents to see everything their child needs to learn and allows them to watch videos along with their child so they can help with the techniques for each topic.
HegartyMaths tracks the mistakes a student is making and so it is able to focus on improving areas of weakness. This makes for really effective independent learning.
We will be using HegartyMaths with every year group.
You can read and/or download these guides produced by HegartyMaths.