Advice for parents

The guidance below will set you and your child up for success.

Three top tips

Once the assessment is complete, the learning (and fun) begins. These three steps are the key to unlocking to your child’s maths potential.

Getting Started

Discover your child’s Maths Age

The initial assessment

Your child’s journey will begin with an initial assessment. This takes around 45 minutes to complete (sometimes longer, depending on your child’s pace and learning needs). Your child can complete the assessment in multiple sittings; it will automatically save progress. This is the least fun part of the journey but will give the virtual Tutor an accurate understanding of your child’s needs.

What is 'Maths Age'?

The Tutor will calculate your child’s ‘Maths Age’ - a Maths Age of 9 means your child is working at the level of a 9-year-old and so on. It is fine to help your child read instructions and navigate between screens but resist that parental urge to answer questions for them. The Tutor needs to work out your child’s Maths Age, not yours! It's okay for your child to click ‘Don’t Know Yet.'

The three steps for success

Sixty minutes a week

Get your child to commit to 60 minutes a week on Maths-Whizz. This will result, on average, in 18 months of progress in the first year. Schedule this time each week by downloading your weekly planner. Your child will feel more committed to the goal if they have filled it in themselves. It's okay to break sessions into small chunks - say, three twenty-minute sessions a week - to embed learning as a habit. With 4 Progressions your child will make accelerated progress.

Make it Sticky

Your child will love Maths-Whizz to begin with. Sometimes, usually after 3-6 weeks, you may notice their initial enthusiasm wane as the novelty wears off (the ‘3-6 week blues’). This is a decisive moment for you as a parent. This is where you make it or break it for your child’s learning. Find a way to help your child persevere through the next few weeks, they will come out the other side and their learning routine will become a habit. You and your child are then set up for success.

Stay Involved

Our Education Team advise sitting down once a week to look through your child’s reports and check that they are making progress. Then send a message or a sticker through the parent dashboard - it takes just a few moments and let's face it, your child loves your attention. You should also share your child’s report with their teacher (if they don’t have access to Maths-Whizz) - that can help your teacher support your child's learning even more. Or email [email protected] and we'll do that for you.

 

Sixty minutes

Make it sticky

Stay involved

That’s all there is to it!

More importantly, you will have transformed their relationship with maths and given them a platform for long-term success.

If you ever have any questions, or want to discuss your child’s progress, get in touch with our Support team: [email protected]. They will be delighted to hear from you.

Since 2004, Whizz Education has tutored over a million children worldwide to build their knowledge and confidence in maths.

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Got a question? We're here to help

If you have any questions about how Maths-Whizz can help your child, get in touch with our Support Team. They will be delighted to help.