For many years, Mathspace has looked roughly the same on the teacher side. We have spent those years gathering feedback, understanding what teachers wished they could do, removing our technical debt so we could build in requested functionality, and finally, actually doing it.
We're now at a stage where we can release the New Teacher Experience. On the Help Centre - help.mathspace.co - you can find articles to help you navigate and understand the New Teacher Experience. You can also find summaries of each new feature here.
Assigning Work and Directing Student Learning
- Create a Task From Anywhere: Previously, the task creation process was kept seperate from reports. This led to teachers often creating tasks on a set schedule, without having the data drive the teaching. Tasks can now be created from anywhere in Mathspace, whether looking at class mastery reports or student activity reports. More details about reports can be found below.
- Task Templates: Shared Exercises had reached a wall that we couldn't develop past. We have now redeveloped the system, allowing features such as Task Template Groups and being able to Bulk Assign Custom Tasks.
- Using the Textbooks: Content browsing is now more intuitive, feeling just like a textbook rather than pocketed collections of content. Numbered chapters make it easier to navigate, and viewing the difficulty and time estimates for questions can help you better craft your tasks.
Using Reports for Data-Driven Teaching
- Class Insights: Get an overview of your class' recent work, and any subtopics/questions that might need addressing.
- Class Activity: Monitor how much work each student is doing, either over the past few weeks or even live in the current period.
- Class Mastery: View your class' overall mastery levels demonstrated on Mathspace.
- Class Tasks: View results of your class' work on the tasks you assigned, with options to download the results.
- Student Insights: Get an overview of a student's recent progress, and any subtopics/questions that might need addressing. Create a task tailored directly towards that student's weaknesses.
- Student Activity: Monitor how much time a student is spending, when they're spending it and how they're spending it.
- Student Mastery: View a particular student's overall mastery reports, which can help you to write your reports.
- Student Tasks : View results of a student's work on the tasks assigned to them.