There’s no denying that, however difficult many of us find it, maths remains an integral part of our education system, right across the globe. I consider myself very lucky that right now, at 5 and 6, the girls adore maths and their hunger to learn is admirable. I really want to take advantage of that while they are still young and using on-line maths programmes is a great way of doing exactly that.
Recently we were introduced to Matific, an award winning online maths programme fully aligned to the primary school maths curriculum. From reception right through to year 6, there is an app for each year level which is tailored to be age appropriate for children to work at their own pace.
Available on all Android and iOS devices, we downloaded it onto the children’s iPads and they couldn’t wait to get started!
The programme is really impressive with hundreds of fun, engaging and interactive games available to really boost maths confidence. The idea is to play mini-games which focus on concepts such as addition, subtraction, geometry, fractions and multiplication. With every task they complete they are rewarded with trophies which is something my children thrive on!
The girls particularly loved taking part in Matific activities and I loved seeing their confidence growing. Eva is incredibly advanced with her maths work and yet due to maths anxiety this doesn’t always come across in her school work. I found that Matific really helped her with that anxiety and with every trophy she was rewarded with, her confidence grew and grew.
I love that comprehensive reports provide valuable insights for parents on their child’s progress and achievements so it was clear to see the areas they are flourishing in and the ones they need a little extra help with.
With Matific activities proven to improve maths test scores by a whopping 34% I will definitely be continuing with the programme and encouraging Harry to begin on the beginners level when he starts school this September.
Matific is also available for use in schools which I think is an amazing idea. Maths can often be deemed as ‘boring’ to young children and I think its so important to make sure that learning is fun, which is why the use of programmes such as this are paramount. Matific would also be the perfect resource for home-schooling too.
We are so impressed with Matific and will be continuing to use it to help the children with their maths skills as they grow. You can find out more over on the website here.
** This is a collaborative post with Matific. All words and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated **