‘Maths Practice’ software works by exposing the child to repetitive exercises which facilitate cognitive learning. Exercises that are provided are based on the existing maths curriculum and represent the known learning difficulty areas. With over 330 activities in the school versions, there are activities that are applicable for every students needs.
The software is divided into the appropriate year levels 1 to 6. It is further subdivided into components like space, chance and data, measurement and a variety of general numeracy components including multiplication tables, addition, subtraction, fractions and many more miscellaneous topics. Within these areas there are multiple different activities that reinforce key learning components.
The software is versatile by providing varying difficulty levels and the ability to customise certain parameters to make it relevant for the child’s immediate and personal needs.
Reporting is provided at both the immediate activity level, and also by tracking ongoing and historical trends. This enables educators to determine where there are stumbling blocks, and it also provides constructive feedback that clearly shows positive trends in the various graphs. Historic reports and graphs can be viewed from the ‘View History’ option. Detailed activity results which shows every question and answer, can be viewed only after the activity is completed from the ‘View Results’ option.
All modules provide encouraging feedback on each answer in either visual or audible format. Comprehensive instructions are provided for each activity to guide and explain how to attempt the module.
In addition to difficulty levels, Young Einstein Mathematics can be also be used for testing and timed activities. All modules can be set up based on a fixed number of questions or a preset time limit for the activity (school site license editions only). To maximise leaning outcomes, it is recommended that multiple activities should be attempted daily and set to approx 10 minute intervals. This ensures that the child can stay focused on the work at hand.
By default, questions used in the software are all random, meaning that the child can not rely on memorising the sequence of answers from the last attempt. In the school edition there is however, a facility to repeat the exact same sequence of random numbers if desired. This is useful for testing multiple students in a classroom environment by benchmarking them all against the same questions.
Customisation of the software is divided into 2 areas. The student can customise parameters relevant to their immediate environment, whereas the administration has amongst other features the facility to lock and restrict student changes.