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I often have parents who ask for maths help online for their children. This is the maths programme I always recommend.
Komodo is designed for 5-11 year olds and is available for computers and tablets.
For some children, concepts at school are going too fast and there is not enough time to consolidate the learning. This is an ideal 'catch up' programme as well as a learning tool. It's fun and child friendly and aimed at British primary school children.
When you join Komodo, your child will have a short maths assessment in order to place them at the correct point on the scheme.
The whole programme has been created by British Maths teachers to complement the curriculum your child is learning every day at school. Komodo goes over topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals until the concept is secure. It will then move on when they think your child is ready and not before.
Little and often is the key – they recommend 3 to 5 sessions a week of 10-15 minutes.
The design is clean and uncluttered making it ideal if your child is easily distracted or put off by too much information on the screen. Numberlines, 100 squares and other devices used in British classrooms are incorporated into the lessons.
British maths teachers are part of the team assisting and advising if you have a problem.
One lovely feature is that you can designate 'supporters' for your child who will be sent an email when certain levels are achieved. The supporters can include important people in your child's life eg. Mum, Dad and grandparents. They can email your child to congratulate them on particular achievements. This is fantastic motivation for learning and opens the door to more praise and encouragement – much needed on anybody's learning path.
I wholeheartedly recommend Komodo Maths and since you get a 14 day free trial before any commitment is made, it's worth taking a look.
Created and written by Hilary Burt.
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