## What is ViLLE?

ViLLE is a collaborative learning platform developed by the Centre of Learning Analytics of the University of Turku. It offers students and teachers detailed information regarding their learning process in the form of immediate feedback and learning analytics. Teachers can create exercises for their personal use but they can also utilise materials made by others. Most exercises are automatically assessed which allows teachers to spend more of their time supporting students. The research focus of the Centre is on different aspects of learning which strongly influences the development of ViLLE.

The materials in ViLLE include various exercises on programming, mathematics, languages and other subjects. Teachers can freely use the materials that best suit their needs and, in case there are no suitable materials, teachers can use built-in exercise editors to create and share their own exercises. All exercises gather a diverse set of data of the students’ work which teachers can use for assessment and development of teaching methods.

ViLLE also includes pre-made Learning Path courses on mathematics, programming, Finnish and English. Because of their high quality and ease of use ViLLE is widely used in Finnish schools. All Learning Path materials have been developed with the help of Finnish teachers.

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#### Pedagogy

Certified by Education Alliance Finland, **04/2019**

###### EAF Evaluation is an academically-backed approach to evaluating the pedagogical design of a product. EAF evaluators assess the product using criteria that covers the most essential pedagogical aspects in the learning experience.

#### Learning goals

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###### The supported learning goals are identified by mapping the product against the selected reference curriculum and soft skills definitions most relevant for the 21st century.

- Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.
- Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres.
- Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute].
- Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.
- Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.
- Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size.
- Learning to notice causal connections
- Practicing categorization and classification
- Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
- Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
- Practicing persistent working
- Practicing strategic thinking
- Practicing to plan and execute studies, make observations and measurements
- Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
- Developing problem solving skills
- Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
- Understanding and interpreting of matrices and diagrams
- Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
- Learning to build information on top of previously learned
- Practicing to notice causal connections
- Practicing versatile ways of working
- Practicing decision making
- Learning to plan and organize work processes
- Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
- Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.
- Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate.
- Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations.
- Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.
- Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout.
- Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.
- Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
- Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
- Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.
- Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.
- Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
- Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2, 3/4.
- Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
- Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
- Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.
- Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.
- Order and compare numbers beyond 1000.
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones).
- Find 1000 more or less than a given number.
- Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
- Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.
- Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks.
- Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.
- Ohjata ja tukea oppilasta ongelmanratkaisutaitojen kehittämisessä.
- Practising visual recognition
- Practicing categorization and classification
- Practicing memorizing skills
- Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
- Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
- Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
- Practicing persistent working
- Practicing strategic thinking
- Developing problem solving skills
- Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
- Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
- Using technology resources for problem solving
- Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
- Learning to combine information to find new innovations
- Encouraging to build new information and visions
- Learning to build information on top of previously learned
- Practicing to notice causal connections
- Encouraging to build new information and visions
- Practicing versatile ways of working
- Practicing decision making
- Practicing time management
- Enabling the growth of positive self-image
- Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
- Oppilaita opastetaan huomaamaan säännöllisesti suoritettujen tehtävien vaikutus edistymiseen sekä tunnistamaan vahvuutensa ja kehittämistarpeensa.
- Työn suunnittelua, tavoitteiden asettamista sekä työskentelyn ja edistymisen arviointia harjoitellaan.
- Ohjataan oppilaita huomaamaan asioiden välisiä vuorovaikutussuhteita ja keskinäisiä yhteyksiä.
- Opastaa oppilasta saavuttamaan sujuva laskutaito päässä ja kirjallisesti hyödyntäen laskutoimitusten ominaisuuksia.
- Tukea oppilasta lukukäsitteen kehittymisessä positiivisiin rationaalilukuihin ja negatiivisiin kokonaislukuihin.
- Tukea ja ohjata oppilasta vahvistamaan ja laajentamaan ymmärrystään kymmenjärjestelmästä.
- Ohjata oppilasta kehittämään taitoaan arvioida ratkaisun järkevyyttä ja tuloksen mielekkyyttä.
- Ohjata ja tukea oppilasta ongelmanratkaisutaitojen kehittämisessä.
- Kannustaa oppilasta esittämään päättelyään ja ratkaisujaan muille konkreettisin välinein, piirroksin, suullisesti ja kirjallisesti myös tieto- ja viestintäteknologiaa hyödyntäen.
- Ohjata oppilasta kehittämään taitoaan esittää kysymyksiä ja tehdä perusteltuja päätelmiä havaintojensa pohjalta.
- Ohjata oppilasta havaitsemaan yhteyksiä oppimiensa asioiden välillä.
- Pitää yllä oppilaan innostusta ja kiinnostusta matematiikkaa kohtaan sekä tukea myönteistä minäkuvaa ja itseluottamusta.
- Learning to notice causal connections