Maths

Top 10 educational games to keep children occupied

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Many parents are unsure how to entertain their children following school closures announced on Wednesday.

The decision has crated an uncertain time for parents and pupils. Many parents do not want education to cease.

But how should you keep children occupied during the period, and how can you ensure education continues? This blog post is the top 10 educational games to keep children occupied.

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Why maths is essential from a very young age

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Maths is an essential in everyday life. We use mathematics concepts each day in our lives (often without realising). The subject governs everything around us and without a good understand a person could encounter difficult problems in life.

There is a reason why maths is one of the first subjects we learn at school. 

This blog post explains the reasons why maths is essential and you can use online learning to improve your ability.

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5 potential career paths for…maths students

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Numbers, equations, facts and figures. For many of us a maths-focused career where every day is filled with number-crunching would be far from a welcome prospect.

However, for maths students and for those who are naturally skilled with numbers, the following five career paths can offer rewarding opportunities with excellent career prospects.

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How to make maths more fun

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Maths + Fun = An impossible equation? Not necessarily.

Whether you’re a teacher or parent, attempting to engage an unwilling child in maths can sometimes be difficult.

Here are some simple and effective ways to make mathematics fun (for motivated kids and learning that sticks).

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Ways to Raise Engagement in Maths

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Raising engagement in maths – and in turn attainment – is a major focus of every school curriculum policy. Looking at ways to motivate and enthuse pupils in a subject where some have always struggled isn’t easy.

However, there are ways to stop the jumble of figures being seemingly meaningless both on the page and in real life and to illustrate ways to put together the parts of the jigsaw which makes up the whole subject.

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The future of maths in schools – are computers the way forward?

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The traditionally taught methods of maths are being challenged by those who feel that the future of the subject should be less about the mechanics of maths and more about the concept of the subject and the practical uses. There are calls for maths to become more about everyday use than currently taught and less and less about the theory behind how the maths works.

In essence, the thoughts are that learning about what algebra is should be replaced completely in the future with how it’s used in everyday scenarios.

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