One of the best ways to revise is by learning from our mistakes, and setting a student a task which they have previously failed to get 100% on is an excellent way of doing so. Read on to find out more, or scroll down to watch our webinar on closing the gap, designed to show you exactly how to support your students to improve.
1. Deliberate practice
Scientific research shows the way to improve the fastest is to practise things you couldn't do in the past - this is called deliberate practice.
Fix Up 5 will give you 5 questions you got wrong before to repeat and improve on.
2. Spaced-retrieval practice
Further scientific research has noted the benefits of spacing out learning of a topic to boost long term retention. By forgetting and relearning a topic, students will increase there depth of understanding and long term retention of it. MemRI lends itself to this concept. MemRi carefully selects questions that the students have previously gotten correct, and gives students these questions again at the most significant opportunity for them to attempt it.
Both MemRi and Fix up r5 can be found under the revise banner on a students screen.
3. Repeating tasks
A student can also repeat a task even if they previously scored 100%. Each task is carefully scaffolded, with enough questions that a student will not be given an identical quiz to do it each time.
Direct your students towards the graph on their welcome page which shows them past results:
Clicking on various sections takes the student to a list of tasks to retry.
For topics that a student struggles with, they should look at the building blocks for the tasks within the topic before attempting to improve their scores.
4. Signposting topics for students to work on independently
When students get to GCSEs, they have to work on specific topics in order to improve. In HegartyMaths we have provided you with some revision packs designed to signpost key topics to your students. We have attached relevant clip numbers to the topics in order for students to know exactly where to go to improve there knowledge.
Additionally, after students have sat mock papers, you can make use of our QLAs. For more information on these please see the related articles below.
Both the QLAs and revision packs can be found in our useful resources section.
Webinar: Closing the gap