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What is Sparx Maths?

In the classroom and at home, Sparx Maths is a complete solution that improves students’ progress in maths through personalised learning and reduces teacher workload.

Teachers receive fully resourced lessons, the ability to pause and progress students' tasks during the lesson, and real-time insights into class and student progress. Sparx provides detailed lesson outlines, supported by thousands of carefully crafted questions and video tutorials – covering the KS3 and GCSE curricula – that encourage independent learning.

Students receive personalised homework which is challenging but achievable for them, improving their progress and attainment in maths. Homework is aligned to the scheme of learning (SoL) the school is following and is automatically set and marked every week.

And, parents/carers are automatically engaged through a weekly email which links to a video tutorial that they can watch, empowering them to help their child with homework.

After the implementation of Sparx Maths:

● Homework completion rates soar; in one case from under 20% to over 95%

● Students make 65% more progress using Sparx

● Disadvantaged students make equal progress to non-disadvantaged students – halting the attainment gap

● Teachers save on average 5 hours per week (based on 10 classes per week)

Recommended Usage

40 minutes per week minimum

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Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
80%
improve attainment
78%
improve teaching efficiency
78%
improve parent engagement
68%
reduce attainment gap
55%

Case Studies

Feb 2021

Albert Primary School, Penarth, UK

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Feb 2021

Tewkesbury CofE Primary School, Tewkesbury, UK

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Feb 2021

Whitehills Primary School, Northampton, UK

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Feb 2021

Talbot Heath School for Girls, Bournemouth, UK

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CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2010
Age Range11-13, 14-16
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Requirements

Students will need an internet connection for homework. If you plan to use Sparx Maths in school, you will also need access to the internet and devices for each student.

Training

Customers on the four week trial will be provided with two informational handouts – one for the teacher and one for the student – which will explain how the system works.

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Sparx Maths Reviews

2.6 out of 5

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Sparx Maths has collected 3 reviews in the past 6 months

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Ccted

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william brookes, England

Used Sparx Maths weekly for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

Don't often recommend apps etc but feel that the set up with the emails, parent portal, the bookwork checks and videos work well.

Ccted found Sparx Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    AI being used to generate questions and extra questions if the child is motivated. Videos to help immediately with homework if needed.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    As a parent, I don't know the data. However it reviews facts with my son so that they are not forgotten between units of work.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    If children are competing the homework, they will be more knowledgeable in the lessons. Data on the teacher's side would also help pinpoint where extra support is needed.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Weekend email to inform how much child has completed is useful as we are in a position to then encourage them to get on, rather than being told after the hand in date that it wasn't done.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    My son is a good mathematician and highly engaged in the subject. However, he has realised there are some areas he is less sure about and Sparx has supported him to understand.
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Self employed

Used Sparx Maths weekly for 0–3 months

Oct 2022

Really unhappy with this ap and hope the school will reconsider it, my son is really good at math and enjoys his lessons, since the introduction of this app my son dreads maths and the automatic homework he’s spending hours frustrated trying to get it correct and the videos are no help at all please bring back hegarty maths, this app denotivates students and my son has gone from enjoying maths to dreading it. This is not how it should be.

Parent found Sparx Maths:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Demotivated students
  • Does not reduce attainment gap
    Demotivated student
  • Does not improve teaching efficiency
    Really demotivated and frustrated student
  • Does not improve parent engagement
    Doesn’t engage at all very hard for students and frustrating for student and parent
  • Does not improve attainment
    No it’s demotivating my child and taking his enjoyment out of a subject he loves
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Heidi

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Chipping Sodbury School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Sparx Maths weekly for 0–3 months

Sep 2022

Sparx maths is a very clever system with very clever technology. It's easy to understand but extremely tedious for children. My child does not look forward to doing her homework and that, for me, is the greatest disadvantage.

Heidi found Sparx Maths:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Sparx maths automatically marks work which will save teacher's time.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    N/A
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It requires minimum work for teachers
  • Does not significantly improve parent engagement
    Sparx maths does not have any parent engagement features and does not allow parents to support their child's homework
  • Moderately improves attainment
    N/A
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Abigail

Second in Maths

Used Sparx Maths weekly for 1-2 years

May 2022

Sparx is significantly better than our previous homework platform. We have had lots of positive comments from both parents and students.

Abigail found Sparx Maths:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Automatic emails sent home to parents to update them on whether their students have completed their homework or not
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    No significant impact seen yet
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    We have only used for homework
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parent emails sent home automatically
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students' recap and recall of knowledge improves
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Philippa Stevens

Second in Maths

Used Sparx Maths for 5 years

Jun 2020

The time saving nature and flexibility of the SoL

Philippa Stevens found Sparx Maths:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Yes. Evidence in pre and post testing .
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Time saving nature
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    PLanning & marking
  • Moderately improves parental engagement
    Parents are more aware of what the students have and haven't done.
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Jo Williams

Deputy Team Leader

Used Sparx Maths for 18 months

Jun 2020

Sparx has transformed my teaching and the engagement in maths of the students at our school. More students are doingmaths outside of the classroom-that can only be a good thing!

Jo Williams found Sparx Maths:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Projected grades for Y9 are higher for those who do more sparx than those who don't (including target and optional)
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    less time needed to get resources for lessons
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    i have more time to support students rather than just plan their lessons
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    lots of parent emails
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Lauren Searley

Teacher of Mathematics with responsibility for KS3

Used Sparx Maths for 6 months

Jun 2020

We look forward to continuing our work with you and bringing this into the classroom.

Lauren Searley found Sparx Maths:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Can't say.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Can't know
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Able to see how students are doing and interact when needed rather than assuming knowledge or lack of.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Quick to set. Gives students a variety of types of questions. No need to mark. Specific feedback is possible.
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
    Do not know
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Adele Searle

Mathematics Teacher

Used Sparx Maths Homework for 10 months

Jun 2019

Sparx homework allows pupils to learn effectively, with confidence and builds on prior knowledge whilst providing a stimulating and motivational learning environment.

Adele Searle found Sparx Maths Homework:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Sparx homework ensures that pupils gain a deep understanding of the Mathematics curriculum whilst extending their ability and skills. The bespoke homework distributes practice over time and supports their development and fluency in key topics. This is a necessary factor in building motivation and attainment and Sparx homework supports pupil progress.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Sparx homework allows pupils to gain a deeper understanding, make connections and provides vital practice in problem-solving. All pupils make progress with a combination of consolidation and practice. Pupils are given individualised learning programmes and opportunities for stretch and challenge. They are able to learn with independence and confidence when using Sparx homework.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Sparx homework 'Insights' provides detailed information on questions which will 'help the class' and also identifies areas where individual students need assistance. Teachers are given an answer summary, details of video useage and information on individual pupil targets.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Homework is set on a weekly basis for each class. The set tasks are bespoke, differentiated to suit individual learners, support classroom topics and reduce the need for teachers to create different resources to suit learners needs. Teachers have flexibility and reliability when using Sparx homework and workload is dramatically decreased.
  • Significantly improves parental engagement
    Parents are kept informed of homework via email and are given every opportunity to work as part of a triangular partnership whilst supporting their child's progress. Parent's evening feedback has been extremely positive and Sparx homework has been highly praised.
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Amy Watts

Deputy Team Leader of Maths

Used Sparx Maths Homework for Approximately 4 months

Jun 2019

I think that Sparx is really useful and has great potential with our students.

Amy Watts found Sparx Maths Homework:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Not that come to the forefront at the moment. We are currently sitting the end of year assessments and will be able to use these as a comparison.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Unsure at the moment.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Use of common questions answered poorly as Silent Starter. Saves time planning and marking.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Planning and marking of homework.
  • Slightly improves parental engagement
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Joanna Williams

Deputy Curriculum team leader

Used Sparx Maths Homework for 6 months

Jun 2019

Joanna Williams found Sparx Maths Homework:
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves parental engagement
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