Mathletics for teachers - Help

Got a question about Mathletics?

Don’t worry, we’ve got lots of answers. Browse our FAQs below to search for the most frequently asked questions about Mathletics. If you can’t find a suitable answer, just let us know. We’re here to help!

Teacher FAQs
Student FAQs
Live Mathletics FAQs
Certification FAQs

The new Mathletics interface for teachers

Is there a direct link between the new teacher interface and the old one?
Yes, there is a seamless transition between both interfaces.

How long will I have access to both teacher interfaces?
We’ll be maintaining the side by side access for the foreseeable future, to give you plenty of time to become familiar with new Mathletics.

Where can I find additional resources like eBooks, videos and interactives?
We’re busy creating these in the new Mathletics teacher interface. In the meantime, you can access all your resources by switching back into old Mathletics.

Where can I find demonstrations?
In new Mathletics, demonstrations will soon be accessible under “Student View”. Right now, switch back to old Mathletics to access demonstrations.

Where can I find Rainforest Math?
Rainforest Math is coming soon to new Mathletics. In the mean time, you can find it by switching back to the old Mathletics interface. 

Where do I find assessments?
Assessments can be located within Tests in the Courses and Tests module of your new Teacher Console. For more information watch the short video guide found in the Home section.

How do I print certificates?
Certificates are coming very soon to the new Mathletics. In the meantime, simply switch back to the old Mathletics to print your students’ certificates.

How many groups can be created?
You can create up to 12 groups. For more information about grouping your students watch the short video guide found in the Home section of the Teacher Console.

Can I create a new course?
Absolutely. Use any course as a template to modify and save as your own authored course. For more information about courses watch the short video guide found in the Home section of the Teacher Console.

Can I re-arrange the order of topics and activities to match my class or school curriculum?
Yes, you can easily re-order topics and rename both topic and course headings within view/copy courses in the Courses and Tests module. For more information watch the short video guide found in the Home section of the Teacher Console.

Is there a limit to the number of topics and activities that can be added to a course?
There is no limit, you have the freedom to create your courses to suit the needs of your classroom.

Is there a limit to the number of activities that can be assigned?
There is no limit, you as teachers have the ability to schedule and assign activities according to the needs of your students. For more information about assigning tasks watch the short video guide found in the Home section of the Teacher Console.

The Mathletics interfaces for students

How are curriculum points earned in Mathletics?

For each correct answer within the Mathletics Curriculum you will be awarded 10 points – this doubles to 20 points per correct answer in each Topic Test. You can earn a maximum of 300 points per activity, per week (600 points for a Topic Test) so be sure to work across a variety of activities to gain maximum points.

How are UNICEF points earned in Mathletics?

UNICEF points are earned by students for each and every question answered correctly – in the Live Mathletics gaming area as well as within curriculum-based activities. UNICEF points are converted into cash by the Mathletics team and used to fund our school building and support projects. For more information about how your school work is building schools – check out www.mathletics.com/UNICEF.

How do I gain a Mathletics certificate?

A certificate is awarded to a student once they have earned 1000 points in a single week. Only one certificate is awarded each week, to help encourage sustained study by the student. Points are awarded across Mathletics in a number of ways…

  • 1 point per correct answer in Live Mathletics
  • 2 points per correct answer within the student’s bonus level of Live Mathletics
  • 10 points per correct answer within individual Mathletics curriculum activities*
  • 20 points per correct answer within a curriculum Topic Test*

*Within the Mathletics curriculum a maximum of 300 points can be earned per week from a single activity (600 points for Topic Tests). This is designed to encourage students to attempt a wide range of activities.

How does the offline mode work on the Mathletics app?

Access to the internet is no longer a requirement with the Mathletics app! Whether you are out and about, or simply in a classroom with limited wifi bandwidth, the Mathletics app can be used offline. All of your points and results data will sync automatically when you’re next online. All areas of the app are available to use offline, with the exception of the Live Mathletics gaming zone.

The Live Mathletics gaming area

How are students matched in Live Mathletics?

Students are matched on their ability and skill level, not age or location, to ensure everyone gets a fair game, every time. Live Mathletics uses lots of data from each student (relating to their average score, speed and accuracy etc) to match students together. In random-match games students will only be matched with another online student of the same ability, regardless of their age or location. Students are also only matched with another of equal skill ranking – from Raging Rookie through to Human Calculator.

How are points earned in Live Mathletics?

In Live Mathletics, one point is awarded for every correct answer given – so in a game with 55 correct answers, that’s 55 points closer to your weekly certificate! Extra points are available for choosing a game at your Bonus Level (indicated by a gold star next to the level number) – here you will get TWO points for each correct answer.

How are credits earned in Live Mathletics?

Credits (to spend in the Mathletics avatar virtual store) can also be earned in Live Mathletics. 5 credits are awarded each time you win a game of Live Mathletics, and 10 credits each time you beat your previous High Score in any level.

Which level should I choose in Live Mathletics?

Live Mathletics has ten levels of games. We recommend you choose a level that will challenge you. Once you reach Human Calculator ranking at one level, try challenging yourself at the next level up. Your individual Bonus Level (shown with a gold star) will guide you where will be a good level to challenge yourself.

What is the “Who’s Online” panel in Live Mathletics?

The “Who’s Online” panel is displayed on the left of the screen in the Live Mathletics area. This displays a live feed of all other students who are currently online and active in Live Mathletics, within the same class as the student. Only students within the same class are displayed. Students appear in the order of their individual high scores. From the panel, students are able to select up to three classmates and challenge them directly to a game. Offline students can also be challenged in Shadow Mode, where Mathletics will take over as the offline player – playing to that student’s current high score.

What is Shadow Mode?

Shadow Mode allows students within Live Mathletics to challenge other students in their class who are offline. On the main Live Mathletics dashboard, a panel on the left of the screen will display all the other students in the same class – ordered by each student’s current high score. Students are shown as either being online or currently within a Live Mathletics game. Students can challenge another online classmate to a Live Mathletics battle by clicking their name. That student will be notified of the challenge within their own panel. If a student is not currently within the Live Mathletics area (or offline completely), they will be identified with a shadow icon. These students can also be challenged to a game, during which Shadow Mode will take over and play as the offline student – answering questions at the same rate as their current high score. For example, if an offline student is challenged to a Level 1 game and their current high score at that level is 50, Shadow Mode will answer 50 questions correctly during that game.

Can you explain the five ability levels in Live Mathletics?

Certainly. For each of the ten gaming levels of Live Mathletics, students are assigned one of five ability rankings – ranging from a Raging Rookie all the way up to a Human Calculator. These are dependant on the scores and accuracy percentages of the student. They are used when pairing students together in random-match games – only students of the same ability level will be matched together, to ensure fair games for all!

How is my ability ranking decided in Live Mathletics?

Your ability ranking – from Raging Rookie to Human Calculator – depends on your top score and accuracy level. The Live Mathletics computer uses your average scores from your last three games to decide your ranking. Improve your scores and watch your ranking increase, but be careful… your ranking can also go down!

How is my Bonus Level decided in Live Mathletics?

Every student has a Bonus Level available to choose (where DOUBLE POINTS are available!). This is shown by a gold star next to the level number and is a level slightly beyond where you are currently scoring highest (so you might find that your bonus level is different to your friend’s level.) It is designed to be a challenge for you to complete. Take your bonus level challenge today!

What age students is Live Mathletics appropriate for?

All ages. The ten individual gaming levels include content from simple addition questions to complex algebra and statistics for Secondary/High School students. Students are matched together based on their personal speed and accuracy scores (regardless of age), so fair and competitive games are assured at all times.

I’m worried about internet safety, is Live Mathletics secure?

Absolutely. The Live Gaming area within Mathletics (like all parts of the Mathletics resource) are completely safe and secure. While students are matched with others from elsewhere in the world, there is no direct communication and all student details are anonymous. Students are not able to contact others outside of their class directly.

The Mathletics Certification Pathway for teachers

What is Mathletics Certification?

Certification recognises and rewards Mathletics teachers who are leading quality teaching and learning with technology in their classroom. By achieving targeted indicators, teachers attain focused outcomes across three levels: student engagement, teaching and assessment. For more information visit www.mathletics.com/certification.

What is a Mathletics Lead Educator?

Lead Educators are Mathletics experts who support, drive and share innovation and best practice in their classrooms and across the school. Lead Educators integrate Mathletics to target their school’s numeracy goals.

What happens after I achieve Lead Educator status?

Join with two other Lead Educators at your school to achieve Lead School status.

Does Mathletics Certification count towards my professional development?

In some cases, yes! You will receive a certificate upon completion of each level. Mathletics Certification may count towards your teacher identified PD hours, please check with your teacher registration body.

Do I need to achieve Level 1 certification before gaining Level 2 or Lead Educator status?

Yes. Level 2 must be commenced after achieving Level 1 certification. You may complete Lead Educator Certification independent of Certification Levels 1 or 2.

Do I have to complete all indicators?

Yes, all indicators must be achieved to have your Certification level validated. How long does it take to reach each certification level? This can vary depending on each individual teacher (and the volume/frequency of Mathletics use) but typically takes between one and three months.

Does my certification last forever?

Certification reflects the integration of Mathletics in your teaching and remains current for two years.

What is the cost of Mathletics certification?

There is no cost to participate in the Mathletics Certification Pathway – and so much to gain!

I was a certified teacher at my last school, but I have now moved

Good news – your certification travels with you (provided it was gained in the last two years). Utilise your established skills to share your knowledge within your new school. You might even consider undertaking the next level of certification!

Do you have to complete all certification levels?

No, although there is a well supported pathway through all available levels.

Got a question? Want to learn more?

No problem. You local Mathletics school support team are experts in their field and always happy to help, answer questions or support you in getting the most from your school’s Mathletics subscription.

Contact your local Mathletics team