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Holmleigh Park High School

HegartyMaths Home Learning Programme

16th July 2019


Dear Parent/Carer,

HegartyMaths Home Learning Programme

The purpose of this letter is to inform you about an exciting home learning maths programme that we will be using in the Maths department going forward.

HegartyMaths is an online website created by UK Teacher of the Year and Global Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist, Colin Hegarty. Colin received these his awards for his contribution to maths education and was last year named as one of the top 10 maths influencers in a recent Evening Standard Top 1000 Londoners list.

The HegartyMaths system makes it easier for a child to engage with their maths homework. It teaches (via 800+ 10 minute videos made by Colin), assesses (in small quizzes of usually 10 questions) and tracks everything a child needs to learn in school maths. The programme aims to have a positive impact in the following areas:

1) Student intrinsic motivation for learning maths and their attitudes towards maths;

2) Student attainment in maths

3) Parental engagement and ability to assist in your child’s maths learning.

Your child will have been set tasks to complete over the summer holidays. The purpose of this is to prepare them for next year and to familiarise themselves with this new method of homework.

The HegartyMaths homework will consist of two main parts:

1) Watching and taking detailed notes in their homework book from one of Colin’s 10 minute video (Teachers have used one lesson in the last few weeks to model the note taking process to students)

2) Doing the quiz that follows the video showing full working in their homework books.

The system has been working with students across the country as the video is very closely related to the quiz and models having a good tutor explain a concept and then letting a child practice that exact concept afterwards. HegartyMaths has a track record of making a significant impact on the progress of students who engage fully with it.