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MATHTRAK is an online Learning Management Tool based on the Australian Mathematics Curriculum that makes the learning of mathematics visible.

Over a thousand essential skills (called Key Concepts) have been identified in the National Mathematics Curriculum for Years 5 to Year 10. For each of these Key Concepts there is an interactive lesson that teaches the skills involved in the Key Concept and a unique quiz question that tests if the learner has mastered that Key Concept. The quiz questions are randomly generated so the exact same question will rarely be seen twice. The learner can retry the quiz questions at any time and MATHTRAK keeps track of his/her progress as he/she completes each quiz question. In addition to helping the learner to develop mastery of the mathematical knowledge of the National Curriculum, MATHTRAK provides a comprehensive mathematical problem solving tutorial available to all students from years 5 to 12 and a fun game to develop fluency with number skills as well as other useful tools.

MATHTRAK has also been written to work seamlessly with popular Australian text series which means that all quizzes are ready to go for these texts. Click the link at right to see which texts apply.

MATHTRAK has proven impact on student learning. Click 'Research' to read about the outstanding findings of a 3-year longitudinal study of 150+ students' use of MATHTRAK.

 


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 MATHTRAK is available 24/7 to schools, homeschoolers and individuals. Click the links at the side or scroll down to learn more about how MATHTRAK is helping students learn Mathematics.  


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MATHTRAK for schools

 The annual fee per student for schools in Australia is AUD$5.50 (GST inc). Click CONTACT to enquire about MATHTRAK's introductory offer.

 


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Unlike most other similar tools, MATHTRAK is not an add-on to the Mathematics done daily in the classroom.

MATHTRAK matches classroom work exactly because it seamlessly matches the text being used (if available) or the school customises MATHTRAK to suit its Mathematics programme. Used effectively, MATHTRAK's data-rich, automated tools can make personalised instruction a visible, practical reality in the modern classroom. Many of the time-consuming steps in the learning cycle are completed automatically:- with a few clicks of the mouse a test is created; the students go online to complete the test which is immediately marked and feedback provided; the student views the lessons to remediate any missed questions; the teacher accesses the class results page to view a ranked table of results; students can regularly resit the test until mastery is achieved and for revision; the teacher (and parent) can monitor each students progress. In addition, the teacher can monitor the student's attempts to improve their automaticity with number skills on an online game and their progress on a comprehensive Problem Solving Tutorial from Year 5 to Year 12. MATHTRAK also provides access to 'Report Writer' that assists teachers with writing targeted report comments that are easily pasted into a school's reporting software.

After the school has customised MATHTRAK to match its coursework, students (and carers) can go online (at school, home, anywhere with the appropriate technology) to:
  • print out a copy of the school's coursework.
  • complete tests that have been designed by the school.
  • get immediate feedback on their performance on the tests.
  • view and printout their progress on these tests.
  • identify any strengths and weaknesses from these tests.
  • obtain feedback about how to improve their test results.
  • view interactive lessons that teach step-by-step each of the key concepts.
  • practise and establish automaticity with essential number skills in a game environment.
  • revise previously covered coursework.
  • check progress with and improve on the key concepts in the National Curriculum.
  • develop mathematical problem solving skills.

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MATHTRAK at home

 If MATHTRAK is not being used at school then it is possible to access MATHTRAK outside the school system. The annual fee per student at home in Australia is AUD$33.00 (GST inc - discounts available for multiple subscriptions). That is one year's access for only the price of one hour of regular tutoring! Click CONTACT to start using MATHTRAK within 24 hours.

 


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MATHTRAK provides Mathematics courses from Year 5 through to Year 10 that are typical of the courses found in Australian schools.

Learners register for a particular year level and work their way through the course for that year. MATHTRAK monitors the learner's progress automatically:- the learner goes online to complete a pre-test on the chapters to be completed which is immediately marked and feedback provided; the learner views the lessons to remediate any missed questions; learners can regularly resit the test (randomly generated questions ensure that the learner rarely sees the exact same question on any key concept) until mastery is achieved; care givers or supervisors can monitor the learner's progress at any time. In addition, the learner can improve their automaticity with number facts with an online game at MATHTRAK and can access a comprehensive Problem Solving Tutorial from Year 5 to Year 10.

The learner (and carer) accesses MATHTRAK online (at school, home, anywhere with the appropriate technology) to:

  • print out a copy of the coursework.
  • complete tests.
  • get immediate feedback on his/her performance on the tests.
  • view and printout his/her progress on these tests.
  • identify any strengths and weaknesses from these tests.
  • obtain feedback about how to improve their test results.
  • view interactive lessons that teach step-by-step each of the key concepts.
  • practise and establish automaticity with essential number skills in a game environment.
  • revise previously covered work.
  • check progress with and improve on the key concepts in the National Curriculum.
  • develop mathematical problem solving skills.

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Sample quizzes and lessons

 

One of the many useful features at MATHTRAK is the the direct link between the question that represents a key concept and the lesson that teaches that key concept. If a learner is having difficulty mastering the key concept then he/she can work backwards through lessons that teach the prerequisite concepts and skills needed to master that particular concept.

So that you can better appreciate MATHTRAK's approach, we are delighted to provide these Mathematics lessons and quizzes on Whole Numbers free for your use here.

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Example of student workbook

 

The image below shows the dashboard or workbook where the learner can access all of MATHTRAK's features. Magnify the screen to view a description of the key features.

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Example of Problem solving tutorial

 

In addition to enhancing the mastery of the skills and procedures for each key concept in the National Curriculum, MATHTRAK also provides a comprehensive problem solving tutorial which has over 100 challenging mathematics problems ranging from upper primary level to upper secondary.

The tutorial is made up of six sets of problems ranging from SET F (Years 5/6) through to SET A (Years 11/12). Each of the six sets introduces 10 different types of problems often found in mathematics competitions. Each of the 10 types of problems is introduced with a "Training" problem where the learner is given considerable support in the form of HINTS, background THEORY, and suggested STRATEGIES. The learner is then provided with a "Challenge" problem that parallels the Training problem in style and strategy but where no support is provided.

The learner is encouraged to begin with SET F and may progress as far with the tutorial as he/she can manage. As new key concepts are learnt, the learner may revisit problems yet to be solved.

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Example of Number drill game

 

A major stumbling block when learning mathematics is a lack of automaticity with recalling and perfoming basic skills. This is no more evident than with number facts. Learners who have not got excellent proficiency with their basic number facts are like tennis players who can't serve - they can't get started.

MATHTRAK provides a fun arcade-style game that helps the learner to improve his/her number skills both with positive numbers in primary school and negative numbers in secondary school. The learner's score on the game can be saved allowing his/her progress to be followed. At the end of the game, the number facts that were missed are listed for the player and advice is provided on how to use the game to improve the learner's skills.

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Texts that are MATHTRAK ready

 

MATHTRAK is available in three versions. The Australian Mathematics textbooks versions are ready-to-use quizzes that seamlessly match the textbook coverage. The Custom and Australian Mathematics Curriculum versions provide schools with access to all the quizzes grouped in appropriate topics so that schools can create their own course-specific tests.

Australian Mathematics textbooks - MATHTRAK is available for the following Australian texts - more to be added soon. Please note: MATHTRAK is not associated with the publishers of the following texts, nor does it recommend or endorse these texts. MATHTRAK makes available the following text-specific versions on request from its client schools.

Custom version - The Key concepts featured are ordered by the mathematics topics:
  • Number (Wholes, Integers, Factors/multiples, Powers, Reals, Rates)
  • Algebra (Patterns, Expressions, Functions, Solve)
  • Chance and Data
  • Space (Angles, 2D/3D shapes, Congruency, Transformations)
  • Measurement (Length, Area, Volume, Time, Mass, Trigonometry, Earth geometry)
  • Advanced functions (Absolute,Periodic,Logarithmic and Exponential)
  • Calculus (Rates of Change, Limits, Differentiation, Optimisation, Anti-differentiation, areas, Integration)
  • Stochastic distributions (Binomial, Normal)
Australian Mathematics Curriculum version - Key concepts featured are ordered by the mathematics topics:
  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and probability
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MATHTRAK technology requirements

 

Please Note:

  • MATHTRAK is best viewed on a 1000×800 screen and requires using Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers. Click here to test your browser set up.
     
  • MATHTRAK makes extensive use of frames, javascript, cookies, java, Flash or mp4 and pop-up windows.
     
  • MATHTRAK is fully functional on Microsoft Windows (XP +), Apple Mac (OS version 10.4 +), many Android devices (mobile phone, tablet) and Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad). MATHTRAK recommends that you access the free quizzes and lessons to test if MATHTRAK functions on your device.

  • MATHTRAK makes use of the 'beautiful mathematics' rendering site MathJax. You may need to make MathJax http://www.mathjax.com a 'trusted site' or enable your firewall or other blocks to the site.