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Anyone know of a website to help my son out with his maths??

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
My ten year old is an English whizz and gets awards for creative writing, is top speller in his class and draws amazing artwork. He has no interest in maths and i think that's why he's not very good at it. Just wondered if there were websites that could maybe spark a bit of interest in maths
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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This is the website my daughters school recommends. You can either join privately or get log in details from the school.

http://www.conquermaths.com/

Hope this helps

This is also worth a look
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/
#2
my 10year old son had a fear of maths!
his school signed up for mathletics - its amazing how much his maths has now improved.
he plays on-line at home with differant children from around the world they have to gain so many credits to be awarded certificates.
they answer questions in all areas of maths and move up levels -

Matheletics is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. Mathletics covers Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum.
[url]www.mathletics.com/[/url] - 4k -
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I think maths is a subject where it will just "click" one day, and ok he still wont love it but will tolerate it becuase he understands it, maybe a website isnt the way to go. Get involved yourself get a couple of work books from somewhere like WH Smiths and offer a reward for completing them, if he can get some help of you on things he's stuck on it'll soon sink in and he'll realise he'll get rewarded for trying and eventually succeeding.
1 Like #4
Without wanting to be overly dramatic about it, he sounds exactly like me at that age - I've got a mild variant of dyslexia which affects my numeracy, but I have very few problems spelling or reading and I've always been a 'creative type'. Might be worth seeing if you can arrange an assessment for him. (I wasn't diagnosed til I reached uni, I wish someone had picked up on it when I was ten!)

Of course it could just be a lack of interest, but if he's academic otherwise, it seems odd that maths would just be an instant turn off.
#5
bambu
my 10year old son had a fear of maths!
his school signed up for mathletics - its amazing how much his maths has now improved.
he plays on-line at home with differant children from around the world they have to gain so many credits to be awarded certificates.
they answer questions in all areas of maths and move up levels -

Matheletics is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. Mathletics covers Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum.
[url]www.mathletics.com/[/url] - 4k -


I remember seeing this somewhere before. It looks very interactive and also does have the childlike GUI that kids would love. Tell me how much does it cost per term?
#6
kemo
I remember seeing this somewhere before. It looks very interactive and also does have the childlike GUI that kids would love. Tell me how much does it cost per term?


our school signed up for it,
so we dont pay anything
its worth seeing your head teacher at school about it.
the children then each get a username and password.
its a brilliant site
1 Like #7
theres another one that our school signed up for its called SAMlearning
it just dosent do maths but all subjects - my kids like this but not as good as mathletics
#8
chrishill
Without wanting to be overly dramatic about it, he sounds exactly like me at that age - I've got a mild variant of dyslexia which affects my numeracy, but I have very few problems spelling or reading and I've always been a 'creative type'. Might be worth seeing if you can arrange an assessment for him. (I wasn't diagnosed til I reached uni, I wish someone had picked up on it when I was ten!)

Of course it could just be a lack of interest, but if he's academic otherwise, it seems odd that maths would just be an instant turn off.


i have wondered if it was something like this, will look into it. thanks:thumbsup:
#9
i think most people are stronger more in one of them (maths or english) im more english as is my older son but my youngest is stronger in maths like his dad
#10
Hi - I hope you don't mind me asking - I was wondering if your boy is left handed?

Just curious
1 Like #11
chrishill
Without wanting to be overly dramatic about it, he sounds exactly like me at that age - I've got a mild variant of dyslexia which affects my numeracy, but I have very few problems spelling or reading and I've always been a 'creative type'. Might be worth seeing if you can arrange an assessment for him. (I wasn't diagnosed til I reached uni, I wish someone had picked up on it when I was ten!)

Of course it could just be a lack of interest, but if he's academic otherwise, it seems odd that maths would just be an instant turn off.


My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed by her school as having dyscalcula. It's the numerical version of dyslexia. The school organised for an independant evaluator to come into the school and test her. They then created her own syllabus. Apparently, it's quite common. Have a word with your teacher. Good luck. :thumbsup:
#12
Butterflies
Hi - I hope you don't mind me asking - I was wondering if your boy is left handed?

Just curious


no,why??
#13
bambu
i think most people are stronger more in one of them (maths or english) im more english as is my older son but my youngest is stronger in maths like his dad


i agree, i'm really strong in english, have higher english and love anything to do with reading, writing e.t.c. have little interest in maths. my son is a mini me! can't stop worrying about his daily struggle with it though
#14
brangelina
no,why??


My boy is pretty similar to yours (though he doesn't have too much of a problem with maths) he is left handed and apparently left handed traits include being very artistic.

For left handed people: Research has shown that the right side of the brain regulates artistic activities such as painting, music, theatre, dance, writing, etc

On the other hand, persons ruled by their left brain are likely to be the alter-ego of the right-brained individuals. They are "Mr. Spocks" of the planet who fathom the unfathomable through the use of logic and sharp analyses. They are the mathematicians and the scientists,

taken from http://www.helium.com/items/101235-characteristics-of-left-vs-right-brain-dominance

Not that I take all the written word seriously - like I say just curious - because of my boy being left handed.
#15
[url]www.do you have any brains.co.uk[/url]
#16
kjbenja
[url]www.do you have any brains.co.uk[/url]


referring to yourself? your link doesn't work
1 Like #17
My daughter was just like this too. Though her maths difficultes were pretty severe.

Unfortunately maths isn't something they can drop along the way.

Have you thought about getting a tutor? We did so for about 18 months or so and it did help her, somewhat.

I found that describing maths problems in real terms ( for instance not 10 plus 5 but if I have ten apples in one hand and five apples in another hand, how many apples do I have altogether ) helped her cope with the IDEA of number.
#18
is there an equivalent website for literacy?
#19
<< Very poor at Maths,I got completely lost sometime near end of Primary School,think might been we moved about a lot and missed out on a lot,and didn't come natural to me as some of the other subjects did.
I did attend 6 different Primary Schools. Very poor come Secondary School,GCSE result come out as F,hardly had any coursework and did rubbish at exam for it.

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