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Win a 3 Month Subscription to The Maths Factor

Win a 3 Month Subscription to The Maths Factor

It's no secret that I struggle with maths. On paper, I'm a maths whiz - I got my A at GCSE. But it took months and months of tears, frustration, and extra maths study every evening to get there. After the exams were sat it was like all that maths dribbled right back out of my ears! I wish now that I could have had some intervention at a much earlier stage, so maths lessons didn't feel like a nightmare.

With that in mind, I'm really excited to be running a competition for a 3 month subscription to The Maths Factor.

The Maths Factor is an online maths tutoring site for 4-11 year olds. It was set up by Carol Voderman in 2010 and, although it is geared towards the English primary curriculum, it is suitable for children all across the UK and beyond. It's results are pretty impressive too, with 8 out of 10 parents saying they see an improvement in their child's maths confidence within 3 months, and 6 out of 10 within the first month.

There are five principles behind The Maths Factor's approach to learning:

  1. A little bit every day! Short, daily sessions are the surest way to embed learning steadily and securely.
  2. Keep it fun! Progressing through the course unlocks fun, colourful games.
  3. Time is the greatest gift. Be patient and supervise your child through the early days, then start to decrease supervision as they become more confident.
  4. Use a combination of online and offline. Printables are offered with every topic.
  5. Build your own confidence with maths. Many parents are unsure about arithmetic and maths themselves - so for every module in the course there is a special parent video, along with written advice, giving hints and tips for  supporting your child.


Subscription costs £9.99 a month or £27.50 for three months. You can buy through the website, Amazon, and in store at WHSmith. Or you can fill out the Gleam form below to get up to five chances to win a 3 month subscription.


Win a 3 Month Subscription to The Maths Factor



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Comments

  1. I don't have kids but I wish this had been around when I was younger, I still struggle with maths now! Have tweeted it for you :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I know, it would have been a big help for me.

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  2. Sounds like a great site! :)

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  3. This sounds like a great and helpful site. I'm rubbish at maths and have never been good at it.

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  4. I don't have children but this sounds like an absolute god send x

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    1. Anything that makes maths fun is a winner in my book! x

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  5. Fantastic giveaway. Sounds like a really good prize!

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  6. Such a great giveaway, I did ok with maths, I think it is one subject that if your confidence goes then you're going to struggle.

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    1. Definitely, you start questioning yourself with every maths problem.

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  7. Well done on all your hard work and the results you got.

    One of my old colleagues was desperate to retrain as a teacher but had to pass maths at GCSE with a C, she really really struggled and worked so hard to get there. This would Have really helped.

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    1. Aw, thank you! I did one of those online tests which determines whether your maths is of a good enough level to meet minimum teacher standards... I failed. x

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  8. I wish I knew about this when I was going through my maths GCSE! I hated maths all throughout school. I had months and months of tutoring to get my C. I do not have young children for myself but I wish I had this around when I was growing up!
    Chloe
    www.itsagirlthingblogging.com

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    1. I know! I hated maths so much at school, it just seemed impossible no matter how hard I tried.

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  9. What a great initiative for any youngster who's struggling with all things maths!

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  10. this is such a great idea for youngsters. I always struggled with maths. I definitely would have benefited from something like this.

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    1. Yeah, maths definitely wasn't fun in my experience!

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  11. That's so cool I never Carol Voderman did something like this. I'll have to let my little brother and sister know!

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  12. I hated maths, however my son lives and breathes numbers and has been tagged as gifted and talented at school so this would definitely be a hit!

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