Teacher User Guide

Homework Tasks

Homework tasks give the teacher the means to set homework for students and have it automatically marked by the Maths Online system.

Why use homework tasks?

By utilising the homework-setting features in Maths Online, teachers can, with just a few minutes' setting up, create days' or weeks' worth of homework tasks for their students. The Maths Online system automatically informs students when homework has been set, so there is no more for the teacher to do other than occasionally monitor homework progress through Maths Online's real-time reporting tools.

Detailed metrics are kept for every homework task, and for every student, including.

  • The student's grade, efficiency rating, and number of attempts to pass each lesson in the homework task.
  • The class's overall performance, making it easy to rank the students.
  • Whether the student completed the homework on time, late, or not at all.

Teachers use homework to drive students' use of Maths Online

With minimal effort, homework tasks allow teachers to control the way students use the Maths Online programme, making sure the work they undertake on Maths Online is aligned with and complements the work they are doing in class. It also provides a way to set homework that gets automatically marked and time-stamped, which, in tandem with the comprehensive student reports arising from these tasks, provide excellent data for use in parent-teacher meetings.

Watch the How-to Video

The following video shows you how to create your own homework tasks.


The Maths Online homework-setting feature is the most-used feature of the Maths Online system. Since homework-setting was first introduced, over six million homework assignments have been completed by students in this way.