The power of 10 minutes a day

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The National Literacy Foundation found that just 10 minutes of reading each day leads to a child being 13x more likely to read at or above their expected level and makes a dramatic difference to their educational attainment.

Chip & BookUntil now, there hasn’t been a way for teachers to send home 10 minutes of daily maths tailored to the individual needs of each child. Photocopying, marking and feedback  make it quite a challenge!

DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish do just that. The apps understand the personal strengths and weaknesses of each child, and deliver individualised English and maths work programmes which are pitched at just the right level and pace.

It’s marked, provides feedback to the teacher and can be done on any smartphone or tablet. Parents just need to provide a quiet moment and access to a smart phone or tablet.* If 10 minutes a day can make such a big difference in reading, just think what we can do in maths!

This rise in standards isn’t just important for student’s confidence in maths, but it’s vital to our economy as a whole. Research conducted by KPMG in 2009 estimated that the failure to master basic numeracy skills in primary school costs UK economy £2.4 Billion per year. GeekWire reported on the jobs report from CareerCast, where 7 of the top ten best careers are in a STEM-related field. These  top jobs included actuary, mathematician, statistician, biomedical engineer, data scientist, software engineer and computer systems analyst.**

*Ofcom statistics show that in 2014 84% of 25-34 year olds have a smartphone or tablet whilst PC ownership has dropped to 34%.

** https://www.geekwire.com/2015/math-jobs-rule-while-newspaper-reporter-becomes-worst-job-in-the-u-s/http://bit.ly/1CRIg9J

Article by DoodleMaths

Doodle empowers learners to achieve confidence in maths and English. Our intelligent technology creates individual work programmes which are motivational, affordable and convenient to use.