Children love Big Maths!
Yes, You Read that Right.
Children love Big Maths. They look forward to challenging themselves each week because Big Maths encourages children to focus on beating their own score.
Nothing we say can convey this sense of enjoyment and achievement, so let’s see what the children think of it:
“I like Big Maths because I like to beat my score and challenge myself.” (Ellie Y3, Longhill PS)
“I love Big Maths, it’s fun and fast and I am learning all the time.” (Y5 child, Beck PS)
“The children are eager to improve and look forward to their weekly challenges.” (Herbert Thompson PS)
“Children enjoy the active learning style and routine. They love the jingle at the start of the Challenges and enjoy beating their own scores” (Langley Green PS)
It’s one thing reading it, it’s another seeing it, so have a look for yourself – #BigMaths
Big Maths makes learning a consistent, friendly and fun experience for children. This helps to foster a feeling of trust in the subject which can develop into enjoyment and love of maths.
We want a child to progress through school feeling like they have had the same teacher for maths. The structure of our resources is consistent and familiar and the challenges become a highlight of the week!
Children trust the Beat That! challenges! recognising the skills that each question is challenging and trusting them. Though they don’t know all the skills to get full marks when they get promoted… they trust that they will learn them! The challenges are very personal, so much so that the intensity often builds before holidays! They know their last scores and are determined to beat them!
Sharing the information in the ‘Tracking’ area of the website with children can be very interesting. They love to see their progress over time and will readily recall any gaps in their scores, recognising holidays or other absences that meant missing their challenge.
Our CLIC and Learn Its Challenges can be completed online, making them easy to complete and completely removing the need for marking. The children’s scores are automatically saved into the system and teachers can easily access their results. The Learn Its challenge page has been designed to ensure children can answer the questions as quickly as possible. The faster they can answer it, the better.
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