Mathletics - I came across this by accident earlier today, and since I noticed that I haven'tpublished anything else lately, I thought I should give it a go. Oh, and I also found it interesting.
Mathletics, run by 3P Learning Pty Ltd, describes itself as "Australia's most used educational website". I can't argue with that, since I don't live in Australia and I've finished school a few years now. But even if it's dedicated to Australian kids we all know that maths is universally identical no matter the country. It doesn't even matter on what planet you write a formula, according to maths, the result will always be the same. We can't say the same thing about physics for example.
Mathletics is aimed at students aged 5 to 18 and is one of the world's most used mathematics educational website. It is built in such a way that it will help student improve those aspects that they feel uncomfortable with. The website provides children a fun way to learn what most of us consider a torment: mathematics. if something like this would have existed back in the days I went to schol, maybe the stress would have been a lot less present: "Will I pass this year? Will the teacher flunk me?" The horror!
Mathletics UK is the website's version aimed at those students that live in the United Kingdom. There are also versions for some other countries across the globe, like the United States, Canada or South Africa. More details can be found on their official blog, at blog.mathletics.com along with the website addresses.
So,if you have a child that's not doing so great on maths, go to the Matheletics website and give it a try. It's most likely not the means to turning your kid in a maths genius, but at least it might get him to learn a few things. And maybe, just maybe,pass the year.