MyMaths – Bringing Maths Alive!

All pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School have been registered on the MyMaths website. This should help them to develop their mathematical understanding and give them opportunities to practice independently and enable you to see how they are progressing. Teachers are using this in class for some lessons, and so pupils should feel confident in navigating the website and working through lessons.

How to access MyMaths

Go to www.mymaths.co.uk and login at the top of the page with the school’s username and password. On the next page your child should enter their personal username and password in the My Portal box. School and personal usernames and passwords were given to individual children last half term in a letter. MyMaths will then remember who they are and automatically log them in to the tasks.

Homework

Teachers may have set tasks for your children to access. To access these, children need to log in to their own portal in order to see what has been set. We recommend that, before completing the work, the children click ‘Revise First’ and access the full lesson, rather than simply completing the online worksheet. Lessons and worksheets each open in new tabs. When the child is confident with the lesson content, they can then close the lesson and go to the worksheet. The worksheet has normally got two pages (tabs on the left hand side), after which the child clicks ‘Mark it’. When both pages are completed, children then need to click ‘Check out’ and only then should they close. This ensures the scores are recorded and logged under their name.

If there are no tasks set, children can still work on topics, complete activities or play games.

To work on topics and tasks, they need to log out of their personal login and work in the school portal. From here they can select the areas of maths they would like to work on. On the left hand side (near the top) you have a drop-down menu from which you need to select National Curriculum (Eng.). Then, go to ‘Library’ and select the area of mathematics you wish to work on. You will then find a large number of topics and lessons, but need to choose the topics from your child’s year group. The children should know how to navigate through these pages, clicking the ‘Next ‘ button on the bottom right hand side of the screen as they go. When they have completed a lesson, they may then fill in the online homework or worksheet. At this point, they should log in with their own details so that the work can be recorded and logged under their name.

We hope that you and your child enjoy using MyMaths to develop your child’s understanding of maths.