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How you can use Siyavula in your teaching

Teachers use Siyavula to reinforce what they’re teaching, to assess learning, or even to introduce and teach new material. Here are some of the ways you can use Siyavula.

Use our questions in class

Use one of our questions as an example of what you’re teaching. You can project the question to discuss an approach, try an answer, and reveal the model solution.

Why it’s great
  • It’s an easy way to show a question to your students, without having to write anything on the board
  • The model solution is immediately available
  • You can easily generate another version of the question
Equipment you’ll need
Equipment learners will need

None

Quick check: do my learners understand this concept?

Give your learners a Siyavula question to answer on their phones or tablets, as a way to see if they’ve understood a concept you’re teaching.

Why it’s great
  • The question/s will be marked automatically
  • With real-time data, you’ll see immediately if your class has understood the concept
  • You can choose questions from any level of difficulty
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Link to our Question Bank for Mathematics or Physical Sciences
  • View our Question Report for your class to see the class performance on a specific item
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access the Choose a Question box, so they can type in the number of the question you want them to do

Full check: do my learners understand this section?

Dedicate a maths or science lesson to Siyavula, to revise a section you have already taught by setting an assignment for your learners to do in class.

Why it’s great
  • You can design an assignment to assess your learners’ level of understanding
  • Their answers are immediately and automatically marked as they work
  • Each question comes with a full model solution, so learners can see immediately where they’re going wrong
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Select and send specific questions for an Assignment
  • Access the Assignment report to see completion and score for your class and each learner
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access the Assignments inbox for the revision assignment sent to them

Have a Siyavula lesson for revision

Dedicate a maths or science lesson to revision, by giving learners a Siyavula section or chapter to practise.

Why it’s great
  • Each student works at their own pace
  • Their answers are immediately and automatically marked as they work
  • Each question comes with a full model solution, so learners can see immediately where they’re going wrong
  • They can repeat a question as many times as they need to master it
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Link to Learner Practice, to show learners which section/s you want them to practise
  • View the Practice report for class and learner mastery scores on the section you selected
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access Learner Practice and the section you want them to practice

Use Siyavula Practice for homework

Replace some of your homework with Siyavula questions, by giving your learners a section or chapter to practise at home.

Why it’s great
  • Students will receive immediate feedback on the questions they answer, with full model solutions
  • They can repeat a question as many times as they need to, to master a concept
  • Students can’t copy because everybody receives an equivalent but unique version
  • Our data will show you if any learners need special attention, or if any topics require more revision
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Link to Learner Practice, to show learners which section/s you want them to practise at home
  • View the Practice report for class and learner mastery scores on the section you selected
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access Learner Practice and the section you want them to practice

Create assignments for homework tasks

Create a Siyavula assignment for your learners to do as part of their homework.

Why it’s great
  • Students will receive immediate feedback on the questions they answer, with full model solutions
  • Students can’t copy because everybody receives an equivalent but unique version
  • You save time because our system checks and tracks homework completion
  • You save time because marking and reporting is done automatically
  • Our data will show you if any learners need special attention, or if any topics require more revision
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Select and send specific questions for an Assignment
  • Access the Assignment report to see completion and score for your class and each learner
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access the Assignments inbox for the homework assignment sent to them

Use Siyavula for goal-directed practice for mastery

Adopt mastery of the Siyavula questions as your basic homework activity for the year, allowing learners to set their own mastery goals. You provide the pace setter and each student takes ownership for practising to reach their mastery goal. You can augment this with additional questions from other textbooks or exam papers.

Why it’s great
  • Students take ownership for their results
  • Each student progresses at their own pace, and can work ahead or go back to revise previous sections
  • Students will receive immediate feedback on the questions they answer, with full model solutions
  • They can repeat a question as many times as they need to, to master a concept
  • Learners’ mastery scores give you a real-time formative assessment score for all your students
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Link to Learner Practice, to show learners which section/s you want them to practise at home
  • View the Practice report for class and learner mastery scores on the section you selected
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access Learner Practice so they can work through each section and chapter

Use Siyavula for informal assessments

Use Siyavula for an informal test during class or at home. You can schedule it and select how marks get awarded. Every student gets a unique version which limits copying or sharing of answers.

Why it’s great
  • You can schedule the opening and deadline for the assessment
  • Learners cannot copy from one another because every student gets a unique but equivalent version of a question
  • Students will receive immediate feedback on the questions they answer, with full model solutions
  • You save time because answers are marked and reports generated automatically
  • Results can be downloaded as an Excel file, and uploaded into a marksheet
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Select and send specific questions for an Assignment
  • Access the Assignment report to see completion and score for your class and each learner
Equipment learners will need
  • An internet-connected phone or tablet to access the Assignments inbox for the assessment assignment sent to them

Use the interactive questions in our textbooks for homework

Use the interactive questions in our online textbooks to set homework for your learners.

Why it’s great
  • Students will receive immediate feedback on the questions they answer, with full model solutions
  • They can repeat a question as many times as they need to, to master a concept
  • Students see the same version of a question
Equipment you’ll need

An internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone to:

  • Find questions from Siyavula’s online textbooks, to show learners which question/s you want them to practise at home
  • View the Question Report for your class to see the class performance on a specific item
Equipment learners will need