IB Maths Revision System

Designed to reduce exam stress and improve retention of learning

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After teaching too many overloaded, fatigued and burned-out IB students, the idea for this system was born out of a desire to alleviate stress by encouraging a consistent "little and often" revision strategy for the duration of the course.  As only tiny minority took this advice, we developed a tool to support the desired process using sequences of automated questions at increased time intervals.

Hundreds of studies in cognitive and educational psychology have demonstrated that if you try to revise something a given number of times in one sitting, it won't stick nearly as well as if practised the same number of times over several days or weeks.  Research also shows that increasing the interval between repetitions as you become more confident of mastery ensures that learning becomes more firmly embedded into long-term memory.

This system automates these principles of spaced repetition to encourage a consistent approach to independent study, better results and less stress in the run up to critical exam periods.

We want to help students optimise their schedules to achieve the best grade they possibly can and provide:

The best online maths resources aligned to the IB curriculum

Courses are broken down into sub-topic checklists of learning objectives.  Each learning objective has a dedicated page from where students can follow links to view the range of approaches used on some of the world's most popular websites and YouTube channels (MyMaths.co.uk, Udacity.com, ixl.com, PatrickJMT, ExamSolutions and more).

Spaced follow-up questions to assist long-term retention

When an objective is "ticked-off" the learning checklist, it triggers a sequence of follow-up questions to be sent after 1, 7, 14 and 28 days (more interval variations will become available).  Research shows the effectiveness of this spacing approach for long-term retention.

Exam preparation - developing persistence in problem-solving

On completing a question students upload an image of their written answer and this immediately triggers:

  • Access to a model solution
  • The countdown to the next question in the sequence

The design of this sequence removes the temptation to peek at the answers (or get hints on the first step) while retaining the learning benefits of having a model solution to use in self-assessment after an honest attempt.

** There will also be the option to have answers automatically forwarded to a teacher, tutor, uncle or anyone who may wish to check these.

Timely information for parents

Parents are provided with the information needed to provide appropriate encouragement (and nudges etc.) throughout the course.  They can opt to be notified immediately when their child:

  • fails to submit an answer within deadline
  • completes a sequence of questions for a given objective
  • completes all the objectives in a topic list

Top level progress overview

Progress can easily be monitored from the homepage with a visual overview of all topic checklists (see snapshot below).

IB SL Maths Revision

Past-paper checklists

Past-papers since 2014 have been broken down by question and sub-question, and each sub-question has been linked back to the relevant learning objective of the portal.  You can see how this works in the below video:

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BRONZE

£6 / quarter
  • Access to the online learning checklists and linked resources (2 years)
  • Spaced follow-up questions to support retention of learning
  • Access to model solution AFTER uploading answer
  • Parent notifications and reports
  • Uploaded answers forwarded to a marker of your choice

SILVER

£9 / month
  • Access to the online learning checklists and linked resources
  • Spaced follow-up questions to support retention of learning
  • Access to model solutions AFTER uploading answer
  • Parent notifications and reports
  • Uploaded answers forwarded to a marker of your choice

GOLD

£15 / month
  • Access to the online learning checklists and linked resources
  • Spaced follow-up questions to support retention of learning
  • Access to model solutions AFTER uploading answer
  • Parent notifications and reports
  • Uploaded answers forwarded to a marker of your choice