Arithmetika is a totally integrated package - page under development

User management

There are four kinds of Arithmetika 'account' - school, family, tutor group, individual. Each account has an 'Arithmetika Administrator

Arithmetika invites teachers, tutors and parents to open accounts for their school, tutor group or family. Within a few minutes you can be signed up and playing with the 'dummy' class that has been automatically created for you. In a few more minutes you will be adding details of your own first class, selecting some trial tasks for your students and showing them how to sign up and get started.

Schools

Arithmetika user management is completely under the control of the 'administrator' of the school account - usually a teacher who is reasonably tech-savvy. The administrator can delegate management tasks to other teachers who are nominated as 'deputy administrators'

Teachers are enrolled as users and classes are added to the database. Each class is allocated a teacher

Students are told how to self-enrol in classes and they can also be enrolled by teachers.

As time rolls on the students can be moved between classes or their details archived as they leave the school

Families

Arithmetika user management is completely under the control of a 'parent' of the family account. The administrator can delegate management tasks to another parent or older sibling who are nominated as 'deputy administrators'

A family account has one 'class'.

Students are told how to self-enrol in the class and they can also be enrolled by the parent.

If a child moves to an Arithmetika school she can easily join up to her new class

Tutor groups

Arithmetika user management is completely under the control of the 'administrator' of the tutor group account - usually the lead tutor or a tutor who is reasonably tech-savvy. The administrator can delegate management tasks to other tutors who are nominated as 'deputy administrators'

Tutors are enrolled as users and tutor goups are added to the database. Each tutor has one tutoring group

Students are told how to self-enrol in tutoring groups and they can also be enrolled by tutors.

As time rolls on the students can be moved between groups or into Arithmetika schools or their details archived as they leave

Individual accounts

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Task management

There are three kinds of 'task', personalised (adaptive, differentiated) assessment, diagnostic tasks and traditional (regular) tasks. Each can be assigned to individual students, classes or groups of several classes all at once. Details can be modified at any time and finished tasks can be wiped from the system. Overall progress of each student is, however, retained indefinitely.

In the notes below teacher means, teacher, parent or tutor as appropriate

Personalised assessment tasks

A single personalised task is all that is needed for formative assessment on any particular learning outcome - a single curriculum content description (CD), several CDs combined (a typical 'topic' of study), or even a whole term's work.

Teachers can

Diagnostic tasks

These are year based tasks in that they help you determine a child's mathematical 'age'. You don't need to assign anything, just point the student to where they start the tasks.

Traditional tasks

There are many tasks associated with each content description. You just pick and choose and assign to your students.