Since Abby started
What I thought was her weakest subject, however it turns out it actually isn’t her weakest is Maths. Maths is such an important subject and one that she doesn’t particularly enjoy. She is happy to put in the extra work however which as a parent brings a sigh of relief meaning that learning the subject wont be a battle. During first school and key stage 1, she used to spend time at the weekends completing tasks on an online Maths forum via the school. As she progressed into Middle school the format has changed and we don’t find it as easy to keep track of from a parent’s perspective.
Recently we’ve been introduced to something new, Educational Quizzes which provide quizzes covering a variety of subjects for KS1, KS2, KS3, 11+ and GCSE. All of the quizzes are written by teachers. With a subscription price of £9.95 per month which can be cancelled at any time, this works out good value compared to the work books I used to buy.
The site is easy to use and well laid out into the sections. I will admit we do spend the majority of our extra curricular time focusing on Maths skills, so I was eager to hop straight over to the Maths section. There is a large list of quiz choices laid out via school year making it easy to select the correct quiz for your child. What I liked immediately as a parent was that as the child was completing the quiz, the answers were immediate, rather than having to wait until the end of the quiz.
The quizzes themselves aren’t too long in length which is perfect for a child of any age to answer questions without getting bored, yet seeing immediate results at the same time. Abby can be known to rush through answers sometimes without reading properly, but by getting the immediate answer as above, she will know what the correct answer is and why. Generally she’s forgotten why she answered a question the way she did in a series of ten or more without seeing the answers.
With the long holidays looming I do worry that she will get out of the habit of learning, but with a site such as Educational Quizzes then half an hour here and there, or even two or three quizzes at a time could really help her stay ahead of the learning game this Summer. This would make my September so much less stressful as we attempt to get back into the groove of learning.
**This is a collaborative post**