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 [...]
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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 [...]
This post is one for the parent who is looking for a Maths Tutor for their child and needs some advice on making the decision a fruitful one. Choosing a Maths Tutor can be a daunting experience as the tutor normally will charge a substantial amount of money for their Maths Tutoring services, so you want to [...]
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“.
I am always asked for Past GCSE and SATS Exam papers and their corresponding mark schemes. I do not want them readily available for learners to easily download so I have taken the links off from the blog recently. If you need a paper or a mark scheme just mail me at email@example.com or tweet [...]
If your child comes home and says that they got a level 8 in Mathematics than this is something that you and them should be very proud of. This is a tremendous achievement and shows that your child has demonstrated the following abilities in Mathematics; Solve problems using powers and roots · Solve problems involving standard [...]
Level 7 in Mathematics means that your child has demonstrated that they can can do the majority of the following; · Round to one significant figure · Understand what happens when we multiply or divide by numbers between 0 and 1 · Multiply and divide numbers of any size · Understand proportional change · Describe in symbols the rule for [...]
Your child’s target in Mathematics is a level 6, but you ask yourself what does that mean? He or she will be assessed to see if they can do the majority of the following; · Use trial and improvement to solve things like x3+5x=38 · Work out one number as a fraction or percentage of another · Understand [...]