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Many teachers tell me that:

  1. They sometimes forget to set homework
  2. Some children were away when the homework was set so can’t do it
  3. Parents complain that it is too easy/hard/different from ‘proper’ maths
  4. it takes ages to set and mark
  5. There’s little evidence it has any impact on attainment (this is true!)

Finally we believe we have a solution – Maths Homework Diaries. There are 7 in total, one for each year group of the Primary phase.

Each booklet contains 10 unique fun maths games which need no special equipment or particular calculation methodology. They have one aim – children enjoying thinking mathematically at home. This is one time that parents will really, really want to help with the homework!

Children can choose which game to play, then they and their parents sign the book to say that they have played. In this way the teacher can see who is playing which games and how often. The activities are carefully chosen to build year on year in line with the aims of the 2014 National Curriculum.

With school budgets tight, imagine being able to sort out homework for an entire class for just £.1.33 per pupil. So a class set of 30 costs just £40, less than it would cost for the time a teacher typically takes to set, distribute and mark 30 pieces of homework.

New this year: Following several requests from teachers of mixed-age classes, we can provide sets of mixed books if required. We had so many requests from small schools that from now on, as long as you order books for at least 30 children, you can choose how many you order of each year’s book. If you’d like to order in this way, please get in touch and we will sort it out for you individually.

Why have we priced multiple copies this low, when single copies cost £3.50 ? There are two reasons.

Firstly, we believe that every child has a right to enjoy and achieve in mathematics so don’t want cost to be an issue for schools deciding what is in the best interests of their pupils.

Secondly we have made buying class sets cheap enough so that it is not worth your time and money photocopying them.

Could we have charged two or three times as much? Probably. But this project is not so much about profit as getting children to love maths as much as we do. Why? Because enthusiasm brings persistence and this brings success. So – why not save your teachers hours of hassle, and give your children the chance to do maths at home. Our trialling has shown that parents engage with these as enthusiastically as children!