This is a brief tour around the RM Easimaths website to help get you started and introduce you to some of the main features that you might like to use. For a more in-depth guide, see the User Guide.
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Headphones will be required - no reading ability is assumed for RM Easimaths and full audio support is given. On the RM Easimaths homepage, click ‘Log in here’. Enter your username and password, click ‘Login’ and you will be taken to the Teacher dashboard.
The Reports tab is the first screen you see in the Teacher dashboard. You can view reports for usage, progress, position and more on a pupil or group basis. Reports can be viewed in graph or table format and can be printed out or exported to CSV. The reports have various options and filters so you can customise them as required.
The problem skills screen lists the activities where one or more pupils have had difficulties. Problems can be grouped by either pupil or topic and are displayed in a list of expandable rows. These skills can be ordered alphabetically or by frequency - where the pupils or topics with the most problem activities will appear first. The problem activities can be previewed and you can manually set the pupil to be retested on a skill the next time they sign in by clicking ‘Retest selected’.
The Groups screen helps you manage groups. You can add new groups and delete existing ones. Pupils can be added or removed from a group by selecting the ‘Edit group’ button: a list of users in the school will appear giving you the option to add or remove them. Pupils can also be removed from a group by ticking their checkbox and then pressing the ‘Delete selected pupils’ button. A pupil’s level can be changed by clicking their level button, and their username and password can be viewed by clicking their status icon.
The topic menu displays all content available in Easimaths broken down by topic. Each activity is displayed with its level and can be previewed by clicking the link. This screen gives you the chance to explore concepts and activities. The topics are listed on the left-hand side, click on a topic to view the activity sets for the topic.
When a pupil logs in they will be shown their homepage. Clicking ‘My Progress’ will take them to their certificates screen, clicking the ‘My Rank’ button will show the pupil how they position against their school.
Clicking ‘Start’ will begin the session and open an activity. When the pupil has answered, clicking the blue button will check if they were correct. If the answer is correct, a new activity will appear, otherwise the pupil gets two more goes. If the answer is still incorrect after the third go, the pupil is told the correct answer and is taken to a new activity.
The pupil can end a session at any time by clicking the cross in the top-right corner of the screen where they will then be given a session score. An end of session game Flingaball may be available depending on the school settings.
School administrators have a ‘School setup’ button in the top right of their dashboard, which will allow you to edit teachers, pupils, groups and school details.
The Teacher setup page can be used to add or remove teachers from the system, assign or revoke Admin access, change emails, usernames and passwords and more.
The Pupil setup page is used for changing pupil levels, resetting passwords, exporting pupil lists and adding new users to the system manually or by CSV.
The Group setup page is used for changing a group’s owner or name and for adding new groups and members to groups either manually or by CSV.