Educational process

Here you can find information about how our educational process is organised.

Mathematics for 11-16: school-maths
Mathematics for 11-16: extra-maths
Overview
An online lesson
Every week there will usually be two one-hour lessons. You should get to know the timings when you select a course. We use an application called "Gather" to run the lessons. It is like zoom/google meet/.... but much more interactive (more information below). The link for joining the lessons will be on your personal page on this website. And once your place has been confirmed, you should get access to it.
Homework & Online work
After each lesson (except the last one), students will receive homework. We expect pupils to work on it after the lesson and send us full written solutions before the next lesson via "Telegram" (it is like WhatsApp, Messenger, ... but more secure and faster): simply message the kvantaen account at any time (the link will be on your private page on this website). We will get back to you as soon as we can.
Keep going
Thus the educational process looks like this: "lesson, work during the week, lesson, ....". Please note that at any point in time every single pupil will have work to do. No exceptions! In particular students who find main content too easy and solve everything can find extra problems in homework. And if school-courses are easy there are extra-maths courses...
At the end of the course each student will get a certificate with his/her final overall mark, that corresponds to the overall rating in the online rate table. The examples of certificates can be found below.
More about each lesson
Each lesson will happen online via application called "Gather". The link to join the lessons will be on your personal page on this website. You will get access to the platform we use to run lesson once your application has been successful (we will then email you).

During each lesson there will be a group of at most 12 pupils and one teacher. The format of each lesson is somewhere in between a lecture and problem-solving. I.e most of the time the teacher will lead a discussion but pupils will also be asked to try to solve a number of exercises.

Finally, the photos below with comments should give you a better idea of what the gather town application is (more details and features will be explained during the first lesson).
More about homework and working online
After each lesson (except the last one of the course) students will be given homework and extra problems to think about. We expect students to work on them as well as on any of the problems left from the lesson.

Once the student has done the homework, he or she is expected to send to us via "Telegram". Similar with extra-problems. Telegram is a messaging service, just like WhatsApp, but less messy and more secure (you can view the instructions on how to download Telegram and set it up. It is easy). The button "message us on Telegram" will be on your personal page on this website as well.

Here is how the process of sending us a solution approximately looks like:
First you write down a full solution of problem(s) you would like us to check. Then take a good-quality photo of it.
Find Kvantaen on Telegram (use the link t.me/kvantaen or the button on your private page on this website).
Send us a photo or a file with your full solution and specify which problem it is. Please wait for us to respond.
Overview
An online lesson
Every week there will be one online lesson. You should get to know the timings when you select a course. We use an application called "Gather" to run the lessons. It is like zoom/google meet/.... but much more interactive (more information below). The link for joining the lessons will be on your personal page on this website. And once your place has been confirmed, you should get access to it.
Homework & Online work
After each lesson (except the last one), students will receive homework. We expect pupils to work on it during the week and send us full written solutions before the next lesson via "Telegram" (it is like WhatsApp, Messenger, ... but more secure and faster): simply message the kvantaen account at any time (the link will be on your private page on this website). We will get back to you as soon as we can.
ORT
We keep track of each students progress in an online excel table, which we call "Online Rate Table" or just "ORT" (more information below). The link to this ORT will be on your private page. And once your place has been confirmed, you should get access to it. In ORT you can find problem sheets of all of the classworks and homeworks and which problems have been solved by who.
Keep going
Thus the educational process looks like this: "lesson, work during the week, lesson, ....". Please note that at any point in time every single pupil will have work to do. No exceptions! In particular students who find main content too easy and solve everything will obtain extra problems. There will be a special section in ORT for extra problem sheets and pupils who are working on them.
At the end of the course each student will get a certificate with his/her final overall mark, that corresponds to the overall rating in the online rate table. The examples of certificates can be found below.
More about each lesson
Each lesson will happen online via application called "Gather". The link to join the lessons will be on your personal page on this website. You will get access to the platform we use to run lesson once your application has been successful (we will then email you).

During each lesson there will be a group of at most 12 pupils and one teacher. The format of each lesson is somewhere in between a lecture and problem-solving. I.e most of the time the teacher will lead a discussion but pupils will also be asked to try to solve a number of exercises.

Finally, the photos below with comments should give you a better idea of what the gather town application is: (more details and features will be explained during the first lesson)
More about homework and working online
After each lesson (except the last one of the course) students will be given homework and extra problems to think about. We expect students to work on them as well as on any of the problems left from the lesson.

And whenever a student thinks he/she solved some homework or extra problem, the student should message us a full solution on "Telegram". Telegram is a messaging service, just like WhatsApp, but less messy and more secure (you can view the instructions on how to download Telegram and set it up. It is easy). The button "message us on Telegram" will be on your personal page on this website as well.

Here is how the process of sending us a solution approximately looks like:
First you write down a full solution of a problem you would like us to check. Then take a good-quality photo of it.
Find Kvantaen on Telegram (use the link t.me/kvantaen or the button on your private page on this website).
Send us a photo or a file with your full solution and specify which problem it is. Please wait for us to respond.
More about Online Rate Table (ORT)
Online Rate Table ("ORT" in short) is an online table that shows the progress on each of the students (under nicknames if they prefer) and that contains the links to all the classworks/homework and extra problems. The link to the Online Rate Table will be on your personal page on this website. Once your place has been confirmed, we will give access to the Online Rate Table to the emails you put in the application form.

Key things that can be found in the ORT are the following:
Which problems were solved by who
In the ORT you can find who solved which problems and who was present at which lessons
Links to homeworks, classwords and extra
In the ORT you can find links to all the problemsheets: classworks, homeworks and extra.
Current status of your certificate
The colour of the second column of ORT corresponds to whether gold (rating>85%), silver (rating>70%), bronze (rating>50%) or plain certificate the student currently deserves.
Let's now quickly explain how this ORT works and where you can find what information:
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So, when you open the ORT (for example by clicking on the corresponding button on your personal page), you will see something like this:
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Next select your course by clicking on one of the tabs (see the picture above). After you click you should see something like this (ignore the red colour for now):
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Let's now quickly go through the things you can see on the picture above (red colour is used to indicate things).
On the left you can see a list of pupils enrolled on the selected course (1-A in this case). In the row corresponding to a particular student you will be able to see his/her results.
For example, if you look at Daniel Zhu then you can see that he/she solved 9 problems from the contests and that he did not solve problem 5 from Contest 2. But Lucy has solved this problem. Also, you can see that Daniel has attended two lessons (or worked on them later).

In this table you can also find the materials from each of the past lessons. This means that even if you missed one of the lessons, you can still find the material from the lesson in the ORT! Moreover, you should cover the material you missed. If you click on the corresponding underlined topic (on the picture above they are circled) and then click on the link that pops out, a file should open in your browser.
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In case you did not get it, the row corresponding to KVANTA is a row that shows which problems have been solved by at least one person.
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