Homework? Help!

Homework? Help! We all know that homework can seem like a bit of a chore sometimes. After a long day, it can be hard to get your child to devote any more energy to schoolwork. Don’t worry! We’ve got some tips on how to make it easier for everyone. picture by Engin_Akyurt on pixabay Have a positive outlook…

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Tackling out-of-school educational inequality

Using Edplus technology to close the attainment gap. The attainment gap On their first day at school, aged 4 or 5, the odds are already stacked against disadvantaged children in the UK. When they start primary education, children eligible for free school meals lag 11 months behind their better-off peers in terms of attainment. This…

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World-renowned Mathematician to Help Children Tackle Times Tables

World-renowned Mathematician to Help Children Tackle Times Tables Oxford-based education technology start-up Edplus has this week (w/c 15th April 2019) launched a mobile app which allows children to learn their times tables for free in a new way, challenging and complementing traditional teaching methods. Developed by Francis Brown, a Professor of Mathematics at the University…

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Why accuracy is not always the best measure of progress

Why accuracy is not always the best measure of progress When it comes to measuring progress in mathematics, accuracy – or the percentage of questions answered correctly – is the best measure of your child’s progress, right? Not necessarily… In fact, the main benchmark of progress at Edplus is not accuracy but mastery – long…

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The importance of making mistakes

The importance of making mistakes Here in Oxford, we like to draw encouragement from local boy, Winston Churchill: “Success is not final”, he said, “failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” We all face our own challenges, in maths, and in life. At Edplus, we believe that children learn best…