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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Sal McKeown discovers how digital program Mathseeds is putting the fun into the learning and practising of key mathematical concepts at a London primary, and why teachers find it an easy resource to navigate.
The best way for young children to learn is by having fun – particularly when it comes to maths – and this is how digital program, Mathseeds, aims to score. While its gaming credentials provide instant appeal, its content is designed to embed core maths skills and concepts, which can then be extended across the curriculum to give maths deeper meaning.
At Pooles Park Primary School in Finsbury Park, north London, Paula Szpakowski, head of Foundation, testifies to the program’s effectiveness. She is currently using Mathseeds with her two reception classes. She introduced it at the start of this academic year, in a bid to give pupils plenty of experience in working on mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
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