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FAQs

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General Information

What is Mathseeds?

Mathseeds is a highly motivating, interactive web-based programme for pupils in reception through year 2. At its core is a teaching and learning sequence of over 155 lessons where pupils learn key concepts in mathematics through guided lessons, exploration and practice.

Who is Mathseeds for?

Mathseeds teaches pupils in years R–2 the core maths and problem-solving skills needed to be successful at school through fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons. The programme begins at an absolute beginner level, so pupils need no prior knowledge to start.

Who created the Mathseeds programme?

Mathseeds was developed by the same team that created the hugely popular and highly successful reading programme, Reading Eggs. With over 25 years’ experience in creating high-quality maths resources, our experienced team of teachers, educational writers, animators and web developers are passionate about making every child’s learning experience fun, effective and successful.

What content is covered on the Mathseeds website?

The lessons build mathematical skills in number, counting and operations, as well as algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability. The content is sequenced to ensure it is in line with current educational pedagogy and mandated curriculum documents including the National Curriculum.

How is Mathseeds different from other maths programmes?

Mathseeds has been created specifically for the needs of early maths learners. Designed to ensure key concepts are learned in depth, this greatly improves long-term retention. Mathseeds understands young learners need to be engaged and entertained if they are to stay on task.

Does the Mathseeds programme align to the UK National Curriculum?

Yes. Great care has been taken to ensure each lesson addresses the requirements of the R-3 UK National Curriculum standards for maths. To access correlation charts please click here.

How can I ensure that each pupil is working at the correct level?

The Mathseeds placement test will place each pupil at the level that matches their ability. This test is offered to all pupils when they begin the programme. Teachers can also choose the level that pupils work at within the programme. You can change a pupil’s level at any time.

Can I bundle my Reading Eggs subscription with my Mathseeds subscription?

Yes, the school edition of Reading Eggs and Mathseeds is distributed by 3P Learning. To bundle your Reading Eggs subscription with your Mathseeds subscription, contact them here.

My child’s school is not using Mathseeds. Can I buy it for home use?

Yes, you can purchase a home subscription from the Mathseeds website. Please click here to start a free trial.

How will I know that my pupils are making progress?

Mathseeds provides automated reporting on each pupils’ progress and achievements. These can be accessed from your teacher dashboard.

How far does the Mathseeds programme go?

Mathseeds is for students in reception through year 3. Lessons 1-50 cover reception, Lessons 51-100 cover year 1, lessons 101-150 cover year 2, and lessons 151-195 cover year 3. Lessons 196-200 will be added for year 3 soon.

Are there any books to go with the online programme?

There are lesson plans and four downloadable worksheets for every Mathseeds lesson. The Teacher Toolkit also contains e-books, posters and a comprehensive range of other useful resources.

Do I need to sit with my pupils for every lesson?

No, Mathseeds is an online programme that pupils can work on at school or at home. Pupils find it easy to navigate and can use the programme independently. The placement test ensures each pupil is working at a level that matches their current ability.

Why do pupils love Mathseeds?

Pupils learn while having fun with colourful animations, entertaining songs and exciting rewards. The one-on-one lessons are matched to pupils' abilities, allowing them to grow their abilities and really enjoy maths as they learn.

Does Mathseeds cater for individual learning styles?

Yes, Mathseeds is designed to appeal to different learning styles and multiple intelligences. The programme’s content and variety allow all pupils the opportunity to engage in mathematical learning.

How does the Mathseeds programme keep pupils on task?

Mathseeds lessons and activities encourage pupils to make connections between their real-world experience and mathematical thinking. New skills and concepts are taught in a context that is relevant, familiar and interesting. This promotes active engagement and helps pupils to remain focused and on task. Mathseeds also rewards pupils in a variety of ways, which keeps them motivated to keep learning.

How are Mathseeds lessons structured?

All Mathseeds lessons follow a similar structure. Each lesson focuses on a particular mathematical competency, with instructional lessons followed by pupil practice. Skills are reinforced with nine different activities per lesson and an e-book that reviews the lesson’s key concepts. Pupils are rewarded with golden acorns and a new pet that hatches at the end of every lesson.

Why does Mathseeds reward pupil progress?

Rewards reinforce existing learning and encourage new learning to occur. The brain responds favourably to rewards, making the pupil feel good and motivated to continue with the task. Mathseeds utilises a variety of reward systems that are age-appropriate and highly motivating. Motivation plays a key role in learning, and Mathseeds provides both intrinsic and extrinsic motivational rewards in order to produce total satisfaction.

How do I purchase an Mathseeds subscription?

If you are not already on a free trial you will need to call our friendly customer service team on 0117 370 1990 for a school code. Once you have received your school code, sign up via www.mathseeds.co.uk/schools/getstarted/. To apply for a quote, simply fill out the quote form, which you can access by clicking 'Pricing' at the top of this page. Then email or fax the completed form to contact@mathseeds.co.uk or 0117 370 1990.

Will my class’s progress be retained when my school purchases a subscription?

Yes, your pupils’ progress will be retained when your school purchases an online subscription.

Technical Information

Is Mathseeds iPad compatible?

Yes, you can use Mathseeds on iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and mini with a minimum operating system of 8.0. For more information, please click here.

Is Mathseeds Android compatible?

Yes, you can use Mathseeds on many Android devices with operating system 4.1, Jelly Bean, or later. For more information, please click here.

I can’t hear the audio on my Galaxy Tab 3.

Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome on your tablet. Open the Chrome browser and type chrome://flags on the address bar and press enter. Scroll down and look for 'Enable WebAudio'. Enable it and relaunch the browser.

I have to reset my password every time I log in.

If you have tried to reset your password and you need to reset each time you log in, you may have the correct password but the wrong username. Your username is recorded in the email that is sent when you reset your Mathseeds account password.

How do I reset my pupils' passwords?

Log in to your teacher dashboard. Click 'Manage Class' and then 'Edit a student', fill in the new password and click 'Update student'.

Who do I call if I need technical help?

If you are still having problems, you can call our customer care team at 0117 370 1990.

Minimum requirements

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Troubleshooting tips

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Lessons Activities and Games Information

What is the Play area?

The Play area is a section for young pupils who are just starting to learn the very basics. The next stage is the lesson maps. The Play area consists of fun interactive activities.

How do pupils put the furniture they have bought from the Shop into the Mathseeds Treehouse?

Go to the Treehouse and click the blue arrow pointing up. Once on the next floor, press the plus sign (+). Choose your item by dragging it into position.

What is an avatar?

An avatar is an online character that pupils can make on their own.

How can I change my avatar’s appearance?

To change an avatar’s appearance, pupils simply need to log in to their account and navigate to the 'My Avatar' option. They will be able to select a variety of items in the change room. They have a number of free items to choose from in addition to extra accessories they can buy from the Shop. To pay for these items, they will need golden acorns, which they earn by completing lessons and puzzles. They need to visit the Shop and buy these items before they go to the change room.

Why do pupils create their own character?

All pupils are unique, and they can express this by creating their own online character: their avatar. This quirky acorn-based character welcomes them back every time they log in. This avatar is their very own creation and pupils can change this character as often as they like.

Why is there a pet collection?

After each lesson, pupils are rewarded with a great new Mathseeds pet to add to their Treehouse. This collection continues to grow as they complete more lessons. Children love collecting, and the Mathseeds pets are fun to watch and fun to collect.

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