With everything ready to go back to the classroom, the only thing left to do after a summer of fun is a quick education refresh to help your child excel. Encouraging your child to work on their maths skills at home throughout the week can make an impact on their learning ability.
This is something mum-of-two Millie found when she put Maths-Whizz to the test and trialled it for her daughter.
Millie wanted to give Maths-Whizz a go and said: “Don’t get me wrong, I know my shapes, fractions and multiplications as well as any other mum, but knowing these things for yourself and being able to impart this knowledge onto a child are two completely different things.”
She decided to let her six-year-old try it out for a few weeks. Maths-Whizz offers a virtual tutor to work one-on-one with your child at the click of a button.
According to Maths-Whizz, pupils who complete 60 minutes of exercises per week on their website will not only “build confidence, ability and motivation” but also increase their “maths age” by 18 months in their first year of using the platform.
Parents receive this information via email detailing their child’s results, maths age, strongest subjects and forecasting their future “maths age” if they continue with tutoring for the next year.
Maths-Whizz activities are no dull questions in black and white but contain plenty of colourful graphics and engaging exercises for children to complete.
Millie said: “What struck me is that some subjects seem simple ‑ for example, a sequence game where you have to put three pictures in order; a chicken laying an egg, ingredients on a kitchen counter, breakfast being made… ‑ and yet they get the cogs turning.
“It also reminds me that maths isn’t just a numbers game (so to speak), it’s about a lot more, especially at early-stage education.”
As a parent, you might be thinking this sounds all well and good but are worried about how your child will get into it.
So we spoke to Millie’s daughter to get her opinion. “I like Whizz because you get to count alien’s legs and eyes and it’s fun. I like writing the numbers in the boxes, it’s better than writing numbers down with a pencil,” she said.
If you would like to try Maths-Whizz with your little one, you can sign up for a seven-day free trial to see how your child gets on. If you would like to continue past the week trial, you can use code MATHS20 to receive 20 per cent off your subscription, making it £15.99 a month. More details can be found here.