1. MyMaths (all year groups)

MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework service written by experienced teachers. MyMaths develops children’s skills, confidence and fluency in maths through lessons, tasks, and games. Lessons talk through methods used for solving problems, which is a great help for if your child cannot remember or has missed a lesson. The tasks completed are automatically marked, with an option for children to select a ‘smiley face’ rating, allowing teachers to be able to review children’s progress.

As a school we subscribe to Pennthorpe and offers a login for all children from Year 1-Year 8.

  1. DrFrostMaths (Years 7 and 8)

DrFrost is a superb website that offers a bank of practice questions for various topics covered in Key Stage 2 and 3 Maths. Homework is often set on Dr Frost Maths as the questions self-mark with solutions being shown, in order to help children see if they have made errors in their methods. Tasks are often adaptive, therefore ensuring children are accessing questions at the correct challenge level for them.

  1. TTRockstars (Years 2-8)

Timestables are a hugely important aspect of Maths, and here at Pennthorpe we encourage children to be learning them and practicing them from Year 2. An incredibly popular resource for learning them is TTRockstars, which as a school we subscribe to and offer logins for children from Year 2-8.

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help your child/children to master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds! Using an algorithm the website is able to select the tables your child should be working on, and then, when they are fluent they are moved onto the next set of table facts. Of course, there are other ways to play, such as jamming (allowing the children to choose a table to practice) or rockslams, in which they can challenge not only each other, but their teachers!

  1. Youtube (all ages)

The methods used for solving Maths problems have changed and developed over the years, and so it wouldn’t be surprising if you aren’t sure on some of the methods your child talks to you about! If in doubt, youtube is a great source of information. From Numberblocks in Early Years to CorbettMaths videos for Years 7 and 8, there are fantastic sites to visit and use. And of course, as anyone taught by Miss Annan could tell you the Numberock Maths songs are so catchy, you’ll never be able to forget how to use long division after listening to their songs!

  1. BBC bitesize Maths (all ages)

BBC Maths is full of great resources, from videos and animations that explain different mathematical concepts, to games to play that encourage the practice of them. All child friendly and easy to understand!

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Having met in 2015 at the start of their PhDs in applied maths at the University of Oxford, they bonded over our passion for making maths accessible, promoting its many applications and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM subjects.