This first version of the app is aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils, and focuses on adding and subtracting – and on ‘Subitising’. We've also just added multiplication and division topics! The free mobile app is available for Apple/iOS, Android and Kindle.
1-minute maths offers children engaging and easily accessible practice in basic number. There’s no specific route or starting point. Having chosen a topic, each user answers a series of randomly generated questions (a different set of questions every time means they learn the concept, not a sequence of answers).
When the one minute’s up, the questions are automatically marked and presented on a breakdown screen, giving instant feedback on how they’ve done. If they’re struggling with a question, a ‘Hint’ button reformats the question as a familiar manipulative display that mirrors the approaches used in the White Rose Maths schemes of learning.
Although we hope you’ll enjoy using 1-minute maths in class, we believe that it’s also a fantastic and accessible tool for children to use outside the school day, too.
That’s why we’d love your help in encouraging parents and carers to download the free app. We’re certain that they’ll see their children building fluency and confidence – and having fun with basic number!