Whizz Education was founded by Ron van der Meer, a pioneer of interactive pop-up books for children and adults.
Ron created more than 150 three-dimensional books, including numerous award winning international all-time bestsellers.
His books on Mathematics, with Bob Gardner, The Maths Kit and the Maths Master series for 3 to 9 year olds, sold more than 1.2 million copies in over 15 countries.
This success inspired him to start Whizz Education. Ron is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague, Holland, and the Royal College of Art, London.
"We find we enjoy maths more because it makes our learning easier."
"We like the interaction in the activities and it is good how it teaches you new ways of learning"
"Maths-Whizz is by far the best maths programme I have ever come across. The animated lessons make learning a fun and engaging experience. The parent reports are a fantastic way of keeping track of your child’s progress in different areas. My son actually asks to do Maths-Whizz he loves it so much, and as a consequence, is excelling in maths beyond his age... He can’t wait to hop on the computer (which is a great incentive to get his book work done first). He is learning heaps and loves to receive challenges from other students, and stickers and messages from us."
Principal, Churton Park School
"The best aspect is that once the assessment has been completed, it’s personalised for each student, without me having to reset things. Maths Whizz is great to work with – they offer excellent support and there’s always a quick response. As a Principal, I love being able to send out personalised messages of encouragement easily, and regularly."
"I feel that this program brings together several successful elements of other types of learning programs and combines them into a one stop shop. If I had to pick just one digital program for my students to have access to, then this would be it."
Western Heights Primary
"High student engagement, meets individual needs, great for administration purposes, keeps pushing kids to achieve, they’re on it before school and at home too."
Principal, Hikutaia School.
"The implementation and ongoing administration of Whizz has been easy for myself as a principal and for classroom teachers. Whizz engages kids and supports individualised learning anywhere, anytime, anyplace."
Te Rangi Āniwaniwa
"My children love Maths-Whizz! The animated lessons motivate them both to achieve better results. It’s user friendly for both children and parents. I love being able to track what my children are learning, how they are achieving and being able to assist with their learning. Big thumbs up, Whizz!"
Principal Yalhurst School
"When we saw Maths-Whizz via a Skype presentation, we were hooked. Maths-Whizz brings 21st century learning to life as students, teachers and whanau (Māori word for and extended family) make the best use of technology to develop not only mathematical competency but an internalised self-motivated learning disposition as well. Dare yourself to make a real difference to mathematical achievement."