Our school is enrolled in Mathletics, an exciting online maths resource which helps children to quicken their pace in mental calculations, as well as consolidating their understanding of other aspects of mathematics. This has already proven very popular with pupils from Reception through to Year 6 and we are already seeing great improvements in children who are accessing this program regularly.
Each child has their own personal login (a copy of which has been sent home) so anybody with internet access can use this program at home. The address is www.mathletics.co.uk. Once on the site, there is a ‘sign in’ option at the top right hand corner of the screen. This will then bring up the box for children to enter their personal login detail. There will then be a ‘Live Mathletics’ option at the right hand side of the screen. Clicking on this will enable them to compete at mental calculations against other children from all around the world. Level 1 is the easiest, moving through to level 5, so children can choose the level of challenge they set themselves.
In addition to this, there are also activities that children can do to earn themselves more ‘credits’ to spend in the online shop.
Please take a moment to look at this site with your child and encourage them to make use of it as it is a fun, challenging way for your child to develop their mathematical thinking and their mental calculation speed.