Posted 17th January 2022
Are you looking for a fast and fun way to help your child gain confidence and skill with number? If yes, then our new FREE 1-Minute Maths app is your solution!
If you follow our social media platforms, you may have heard about our 1-Minute Maths launching recently. In this article, we explain the app in more detail – how it works, who it benefits and where you can download it for FREE!
Fast and fun number tasks perfect for young children!
First, let’s start by saying how excited we are to launch our first ever app! Like all of our useful resources, it is designed by our Maths experts to help children learn number confidence and fluency using a method they can enjoy. What better way than a fun and simple to use app to encourage #MathsEveryoneCan!
With easy-to-follow tasks delivered in engaging, bite-sized chunks - each one teaching basic number - It is simple for children to use independently, both in class and at home. We are confident teachers, parents and carers will appreciate the app just as much as the children using it!
So, what ages can use 1-Minute Maths?
Primarily, the app aims to support Key Stage 1 pupils. While Reception introduces basic number, it’s during school Years 1 and 2 when children learn the four rules - adding, subtracting, multiplying* and dividing* – and also ‘Subitising’, the method of instantly recognising items in a group without counting. 1-Minute Maths only includes tasks based on these core number concepts. (*Multplying and dividing parts will be released in the near future)
How does it work?
Each 1-minute task gives children engaging and targeted practice in basic number. The app covers a range of topics on arithmetic and subitising, and generates questions randomly so your child never sees the same ones in sequence – meaning they learn the concept and not a series of answers. Once a task completes, answers are presented on the screen giving your child instant feedback. It’s so simple to use and, most of all, lots of FUN!
What's more, the app has no specific starting point, so a child can pick up and play at any time, with no set place to start. Accessible AND easy!
A maths app that’s perfect for teachers, parents and carers!
Teachers: Use 1-Minute Maths as a classroom teaching resource, knowing each task aligns to approaches used in the White Rose Maths schemes of learning.
Parents and Carers: Watch your child have fun while they continue learning maths basic number concepts learned in school - at home!
10 reasons for using 1-Minute Maths:
How to get started with 1 – minute maths!
Not sure how to get started? Follow our top tips on how to make the most of 1-Minute Maths!
Reception children: Our experts suggest your child begins with tasks about subitising. It’s one of the most critical number skills a young child develops – recognising number groups without counting - making it a perfect place for Reception children to start.
Year 1 children: Here, we suggest teachers, parents or carers first check to see the child has mastered subitising. Next, we recommend moving onto tasks focused on adding or subtracting number bonds to 10.
Year 2 children: For these children, we suggest trying tasks focused on adding or subtracting number bonds to 20. Again, as a teacher, parent or carer, we recommend you first check your child’s ability with number bonds to 10 before starting these tasks to 20.
Still not sure what to do? If you are a parent or carer, we recommend you speak to your child’s teacher about their current level of ability with maths. They will know how to help you get going with the app starting from the right place for your child.
We hope you enjoy using 1-Minute Maths in class and at home!
Remember - our team at White Rose Maths is here to help you.
Tell your friends about 1-Minute Maths!
Once you have downloaded our app, please encourage your friends and colleagues to download it too! It helps us to build a world where #MathsEveryoneCan.
Coming soon: our web-based version with options for full-screen display and whole-class access (available to all teachers with a Premium subscription)!
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