There are many ways you can use Siyavula to support your teaching objectives, and starting by answering the questions below will give you some guidance as to where to start.

Where do you want to use Siyavula?
You can use Siyavula as part of your teaching, by showing learners examples, or by asking them to work on questions in class. You can also use Siyavula for homework or extra revision outside the classroom.

What technology do you and your learners have access to?
If your learners have access to a phone or tablet in class, you’ll be able to give them questions to do as part of your teaching. If they don’t and you can project questions via a data projector, learners can work on Siyavula questions in groups or individually, in their workbooks. For homework or after-class assessments, learners will need an internet-enabled device or access to the school’s computer lab.

Which Siyavula package are you on?
The Siyavula package you are on will determine what features you’re able to access, and the ways in which you can use our system.

Here are some examples of how you can use Siyavula in your teaching:

1. Use 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.

It’s an easy way to show a question to your students, without having to write anything on the board
Model solutions are immediately available
You can easily generate another version of the question

2. Quick check for understanding
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.

Question/s are marked automatically
You’ll see immediately if your class has understood the concept
You can choose questions from any level of difficulty

3. Full check for understanding
Dedicate a Maths or Physical Sciences lesson to Siyavula practice, to revise a section you have already taught by setting an assignment.

You can choose the questions you want your learners to try
Answers are immediately marked, with full solutions, so learners can see where they’re going wrong

4. Siyavula revision lesson
Dedicate a Maths or Physical Sciences lesson to revision, by giving learners a Siyavula section or chapter to practise.

Each student works at their own pace
Answers are immediately marked, with full solutions, so learners can see where they’re going wrong
Learners can practise multiple versions of the same question to master a concept

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

Learners can practise multiple versions of the same question 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

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

Answers are immediately marked, with full solutions, so learners can see where they’re going wrong
Students can’t copy because everybody receives an equivalent but unique version.
You save time because our system checks and tracks homework completion

7. Goal-directed mastery
Adopt mastery of the Siyavula questions as your basic homework activity for the year, allowing learners to set their own mastery goals.

Each student progresses at their own pace, and can work ahead or go back to revise previous sections
Learners can practise multiple versions of the same question to master a concept
Learners’ mastery scores give you a real-time formative assessment score for all your students

8. Informal assessments
Use Siyavula for an informal test during class or at home. You can schedule it and select how marks get awarded.

You can schedule deadlines for the assessment.
Learners cannot copy from one another because every student gets a unique but equivalent version of a question
You save time because answers are marked and downloadable reports generated automatically

9. Textbook questions
Use the interactive questions in our online textbooks in class or for homework.

Answers are immediately marked, with full solutions, so learners can see where they’re going wrong
Teachers can give learners the exact same question, to see how they did on that particular question
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