Parents & Guardians:

Congratulations! You have made one of the best decisions of your life by choosing to use pennacool.com as part of your SEA preparation. By using our computer-based program, not only will your child’s academic ability improve, but they will also gain valuable computer skills. We at pennacool.com understand the anxiety and concern that comes along with the SEA examination. In fact, it was through the experience of having our own children prepare for the SEA exam that pennacool.com was born.
This guide is designed to start you on your pennacool.com journey.

What pennacool.com has to offer?
  1. Standard 4 Mathematics Learning Progression
  2. 24 SEA Math and Language Arts Practice & Revision Exercises (arranged by topic)
  3. Math and Language Arts Practice Tests (online and paper-based)
  4. Automated answers, Tutorials and Worked examples (online)
  5. Website Feedback Features- Feedback & Reports
  6. Fun and Motivation


1. The Standard 4 Mathematics Learning Progression (MLP) Created in 2015, in accordance with the new S.E.A syllabus, the MLP is divided into 4 strands: Number, Geometry, Measurement and Statistics. Each strand comprises of a number of topics, with matching exercises that assess your child’s mastery. For each topic in the progression, pennacool.com provides you with 2 exercises that test your child’s skill. Ensure that your child covers each topic and completes each exercise. Provide your child with support by monitoring and tracking their progress.

2. Pennacool.com offers 24 SEA Math and Language Arts Practice and Revision Exercises that cover 24 topics of the S.E.A. curriculum. These exercises are an excellent tool for assessment, measuring your child’s performance in each topic area. The Practice exercises narrowly focus on specific skills within each topic, while Revision exercises cover a wide range of skills. We recommend that you complete practice exercises before attempting revision exercises.

3. Math and Language Arts Practice Tests all cover a wide base of topics. Each closely simulates the SEA examination in form, structure, length and levels of difficulty. We recommend that you use these exercises as your primary tool of examination practice.

4. –Automatic answers.Once a student hit submit they will automatically know if their answers are correct. Tutorials, Worked Examples & Feedback buttons can be found below each question in the practice and revision exercises by clicking on a small green board. This feature is designed to guide students and parents who may be unsure about certain questions.

5. Website Feedback & My Report Features The feedback icons are located below each item in each exercise. To send direct messages to pennacool.com, click on the small red envelope icon. This button allows students, parents or teachers to communicate with us. Type in your questions or concerns and we will respond to you immediately. After all, it’s your feedback that helps us grow.

My Report allows parent, teachers and students to track student performance and progress, from the moment student begins practicing.It also makes it easy for the child and their teacher to set mutually agreed upon goals and practice targets. As well as gives students and parents control over their learning by providing quick access to students' progress, so they’ll know exactly when assignments are completed, and how well your children are performing.

7. Fun & Motivation - We at pennacool.com know that motivation is essential to get students going and keep them interested. In addition to providing our digital natives with an enjoyable online experience, our reward system offers students an opportunity to win any of the over 300 prizes and numerous certificates that pennacool.com awards each month.


pennacool.com is FREE
Although pennacool.com is available free of charge, we still have many bills to pay. At present our income come mainly from corporate partners and the sale of pennacool.com SEA Revision Exercise Workbooks and pennacool.com tablets.

Corporate Partners: We are grateful to our corporate partners for their financial support. It is their support that enables us to provide the pennacool.com online program free of charge, to the benefit of all students in Trinidad & Tobago. In exchange, we provide them with the opportunity to communicate the value of their brands via our website. We encourage more sponsorship as we seek to ensure the sustainability of this online educational resource. All are welcome to contact us for sponsorship details.

pennacool.com SEA Revision Exercise Workbooks and pennacool.com tablets - Our workbooks are approved by the Ministry of Education, and their sale an important source of income for us, likewise, the sale of pennacool.com tablets. The decision by principals, teachers and parents to purchase and use these booklets and tablets is based on the opportunity for student engagement that they see in them. In return, this decision supports us financially and allows us to continue providing pennacool.com online resources free of charge, for the benefit of all.

You too can make a financial contribution to pennacool.com, if you wish. Please call 222- 0096 or send us an email at feedback@pennacool.com

pennacool.com, why the name?

It surprises us how often we are asked, "Why the name?″
Who can’t remember the joys of a pennacool? The comfort to a little child, cold and sweet on a hot school day.

In our efforts to merge the modern digital age with the traditional era, we have added the DOT COM. Now learning online is both academically engaging and enjoyable. Let’s continue to embrace the new amazing world of the Internet while still maintaining our thrust towards academic excellence.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call 222-0096 or email feedback@pennacool.com

Regards

Team pennacool.com