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Are you finding teaching low attaining maths learners like walking the wrong way up an escalator? ... because too many learners forget new learning nearly as fast as you can teach it?

Turn things around with timely practice.

For 10 minutes most maths lessons, learners are fully engaged answering personalised questions in their PDF assignment. Learners embed learning ever more deeply in their long term memory and teachers have the time and head space to give personalised feedback when required.

In the rest of the lesson, teachers use the accurate granular assessment for learning data held by the timely practice app to select the best teach-learn resources, and learners use matched worksheets to practise skills taught during the lesson. In subsequent lessons learners stretch the duration of their recall of the learning from previous lessons within their timely practice assignments.

Teaching and learning - often for the first time, in a very long time - is on firm learning foundations, so learners' hope, motivation and attainment quickly increases.

Find out what happens, when even learners with smaller working memories, start "going the right way up the escalator" every maths lesson.

Research shows that learners living with poverty and trauma have smaller working memory capacity than their peers. timely practice enables the teacher to teach in a smaller working memory friendly way and hence is an effective way to help disadvantaged learners close the learning gap with their peers.

Recommended Usage

Minimum use 3 x 10 minutes per week. Teachers generally use almost every maths lesson.

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Educational Impact

reduce attainment gap
88%
improve teaching efficiency
79%
improve attainment
75%
CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2021
Age Range8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesFormative AssessmentRetrieval PracticeMastery LearningAssessment For LearningReduce Re-teachingDeliberate PracticeImproves MotivationGcse RetakeEffective FeedbackHopePovertyTraumaSmaller-working Memory FriendlySpaced Repetition SystemSrsInterleavingIdeal For Gcse RetakeIdeal For Mixed AbilityIdeal For Low-attaining Sets
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsAvailable OfflineInternet - Low Bandwidth

Teachers interact with the app creating and assessing personalised PDF assignments. Learners complete the PDF assignments in lessons or for homework. Learners write, and draw diagrams on the PDF assignments because this more effectively embeds learning than typing.

Set Up

A few minutes. Teachers select the order of topics they will be teaching from a list. Teachers add the names and the broad level of their learners (if known).

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timely practice pricing starts from £0 / per-pupil

Learners who would not gain at least a GCSE grade 1 (if they took the exam now) can use for free. In the summer term 2021-22 users above that level will pay £2 per user per term. Discounts available for whole school use. Private schools will pay more.

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4.7 out of 5

from 6 Verified Reviews

timely practice has collected 1 review in the past 6 months

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Tony Shah

Head of Mathematics

Skinners Academy, England

Used timely practice daily for 1-2 years

Dec 2021

Because I have seen first hand the confidence, enjoyment and progress of pupils

Reply from timely practice:Dear Tony, Thanks so much for continuing with timely practice whilst we were upgrading our product. It really helped us to know how much difference, the FAKE timely practice assignments made to your students confidence, enjoyment and progress. Hopefully when our upgrades are finished, the truly personalised assignments can make even more of a difference to students. Good luck in your new role.
Tony Shah found timely practice:
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Exam results analysis showed improved progress
  • Not significantly improves teaching efficiency
    There is more preparation required but no planning
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Exam results analysis showed increased progress
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Tony Shah

Mathematics Teacher 2iC

Used Timely practice for 6 weeks

Oct 2020

It is too early to tell at this stage

Tony Shah found Timely practice:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Not as yet
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Kirsty Behan

Acting Team Leader

Used Timely practice for 3 years

Apr 2020

Timely Practice has revolutionized the way I teach low attaining students. It has not only improved results but students have reported enjoying completely their timely practice each lesson, knowing how much it has helped them learn and, often for the first time, given them some confidence in their mathematical knowledge.

Reply from timely practice:Hi Kirsty, Without your support over the past few years, I very much doubt we would have the product we have today. I'm sorry that we've been off line this year. However I'm very much looking forward to working with you in 2021-22 with our new version and hope you will find your students increase their attainment to a similar or greater degree with a little less teacher effort. Thanks again, Lesley
Kirsty Behan found Timely practice:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    My year 11 class last year that used Timely Practice made expected progress at the end of Key Stage 4. This was above the typical progress for these types of students in the school traditionally.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Teachers can see very clearly using the progress on topic function how the depth of learning of a topic changes over time. This allows you to see if a student has truly learnt that section of the maths curriculum and allows you to know whether to progress to the next part, or re-teach, or save it for later when the student is ready. This means that time is not wasted re-teaching unnecessary topics or teaching topics that are too difficult for the student.
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Alfie Sparkes

Subject Lead for KS3

Used Timely practice for 2 years

Apr 2020

Without timely practice, lower ability groups tend to continue with many misconceptions and with learning new things, more misconceptions are developed which are harder to break down and fix. With timely practice misconceptions are identified through retrieval and interleaved practice which help maintain understanding whilst allowing myself to address these misconceptions and make progress in new areas of maths.

Reply from timely practice:Hi Alfie, Thanks for your confidence in, and for testing our product. I'm sorry that we've been off line this past academic year, but hope to work with you again in 2021-22. Best wishes Lesley
Alfie Sparkes found Timely practice:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    For example, GCSE resit, without timely practice, students attained a grade 3. With timely practice, students attained 5 grade 4's and 90% attained a grade higher.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    I have found that I am to give concrete and consistent feedback to any class who I have used timely practice with to help with retention and understanding long term.
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John Petry

Acting Team Leader

Used Timely practice for 4 years

Apr 2020

This is the only thing I have found that properly addresses the attainment gap for students who struggle the most with Maths. Most other initiatives help those who are expected to attain in the middle or at the top of the spectrum in school. Timely practice helps those who come to secondary school with serious confidence gaps, dyscalculia, and lacking basic numerosity. It is fully integrated into every lesson, and slowly builds them up, whilst ensuring new learning is not wasted. It suits pupils with limited short and medium term memory, as it develops ingrained fluency. It covers the curriculum, and has transformed how I teach lower prior attainers from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, whilst also noticeably boosting their final results.

Reply from timely practice:Hi John, It has been a pleasure working with you and watching your classes grow into mathematicians. I also found very useful your comments on changing units and teaching multiply - both of which we have incorporated into our new version.
John Petry found Timely practice:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Students who have struggled with Maths before, and who wouldn't normally be expected to outperform their attainment target, do so with Timely Practice. Having taught two Maths GCSE classes from year 10 to 11 using Timely Practice, it helps them retain and memorise the skills you practice in a lesson, so each year they build their knowledge, rather than start from scratch again. This has particularly helped students with low aspirational backgrounds, as they practice less well at home. As timely practice supports them with a personalised set of questions in their lessons, these students remember more, and overcome their barriers to progress.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Timely Practice automates the process of choosing review questions. Not only that, it personalises the review questions depending on each students journey towards mastering a skill. As 15-20 minutes at the start of your lesson are then set, all that is required to plan within a lesson is responses to misconceptions raised by the practice, and a small, manageable chunk of new learning.
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Lizzy

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marvellous maths tutors, England

Used Timely practice for 2 years

Apr 2020

It is the only thing I've found that works in the long term to raise attainment. I'd never want to go back to teaching without it

Reply from timely practice:Hi Lizzy, Thanks for such positive comments. I'm especially happy to hear about raising attainment in the long term.
Lizzy found Timely practice:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Many learners who might have got a grade 0 or 1 end up with a grade 2, 3 and occasionally even a 4
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    It is really quick to plan lessons, and once I've taught something, I quickly can see if it has been learned or if I need to give a bit of feedback to make it stick. I almost never have to re-teach.
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Last updated 17th May 2022
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