With school projects and class tests upon us once again, finding a few useful resources that may help the kids out can be extremely beneficial. With the world of technology growing with each and every day, the availability of fantastic learning resources online increases exponentially. Many kids struggle with maths from a young age and a helping hand along the way could be exactly what they need.
With kids more tech savvy than ever, they love to get their hands on smartphones and tablets and will love exploring the world of online learning in this way. Here we outline three of the best websites to help your kids out with their maths skills:
Class maths is a Galway based, Irish website dedicated to providing top quality maths resources to primary school aged children. The website works by linking kids to fun games based on their chosen aspect of their maths curriculum. Games cover basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as algebra, shapes and code.
IXL focuses on encouraging children to have fun while learning maths. The website is directly aligned to the Irish primary, Junior Cert and Leaving Cert curriculums, offering endless practice problems and exercises. The site caters for students at all levels, ranging from junior infants up to fifth year. IXL offers kids a chance to learn basic and more complicated maths skills in a fun and exciting way. Site membership fees apply (€59 annually).
Mathletics.eu Over 100,000 students in Europe are now using Mathletics, with more joining every day. Mathletics can be used by schools or by students studying on their own. Students of all ages are catered for, with a ‘Mathletics Hall of Fame’ displayed on the site, encouraging students into healthy competition with one another. With parent reporting enabling parents to monitor their child’s progress and a wide range of tools and resources available, mathletics is a new and engaging way for kids to improve on those all important maths skills. (€39 per child per 12 month subscription)
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