Guestblogger: @EP3577 The Curse of Homework Twitter and the blogosphere are always awash with different educational hot potatoes; Ofsted, (graded) lesson observations, performance related pay, the value of group work are all topics and themes from just the first 3 days of half term. However, beyond all of these, to me, there is one topic which [...]
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“11+ Exams – Parents! Get a Grip” is a book written by Foluke Sangobowale that is full of great tips and advice for all parents interested in sending their children to a grammar school or an Independent one. Read about how to get to grip with preparing your children for the 11+ exams and going through [...]
Guest Blogger: Janelle@missjsworld It is testing season and many parents and children are overwhelmed with the whole process. Studying is only a part of getting good results on your exam. No matter how hard you study as a student if you don’t know how to go about taking a test, whether multiple choice or essay, you [...]
One request or question I get quite often from parents is ; “What can I do at home to teach my child Mathematics?”. Now, there is no set answer for this and parents and educators must realise that different learners learn at different times in their childhood. So if “some child” you know can count [...]
This is predominantly aimed at parents of UK primary school children – as that is where my personal experience lies. There will be some basic principles that can be applied to secondary situations too. If you’re lucky, you’ll get 2 or 3 chances to speak with your child’s teacher in a whole school year. Some [...]
A growing trend on line is finding and using a remote Maths tutor via Skype, MSN, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Facebook or general web cam. This has allowed parents to choose a Maths tutor from a global market and more often than none get a cheaper rate. You can find a list of on line [...]
As a Maths teacher, during parents evening I am always asked “should I get a Maths Tutor for my child”? I try to avoid answering this question as there are many different factors to take into consideration when deciding whether to get a Maths tutor. My response to the question is one that sits on [...]
Another common question I am asked by parents and pupils is “How do I choose the right Maths Tutor for my child?” or “What makes a good Maths Tutor?”, “How do I know my child is making progress with his Maths Tutor?”. So this post is one for those who are looking for a Maths [...]
Find help for exams or school work Edexcel have released a great free Iphone and Ipad app on the app store that will allow any user to download free exam papers and mark schemes. This will be very useful for Maths Tutors, Parents, Teachers and Maths Teachers. Sharing Mark Schemes is controversial but I feel [...]
“Do you know a good Maths Tutor in London?” is a question I am asked by parents and pupils all the time . Before you choose a Maths Tutor you might want to read my blog on choosing the right Maths tutor and what to look out for. http://www.magicalmaths.org/how-do-i-choose-a-maths-tutor-choosing-a-maths-tutor/ I have decided to create a [...]
I am always asked is there a hack or a cheat on SAM Learning to increase points and do better on a homework, and although there is a solution below the best way is to put some hard work in and revise the topic that you are having problems with. Hacks and cheats will not [...]
The national numeracy project defines numeracy as “knowing about numbers and number operations” The policy states that numerate pupils should be confident in numeracy without immediately going to teachers or friends for help. In summary they should; Have a sense of the size of a number and how it fits into the number system Know [...]
What does SEN mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: SEN simply mean “Special Educational Needs“.
What does BME mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: BME simply mean “Black, Minority & Ethnic“.
What does EAL mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: EAL simply mean “English as an Additional Language“.