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pandaloos Tue 07-Jun-11 14:54:47

Hi,

Can anyone reccommend a good maths curriculum for a 12 year old please.

Also some computer based maths for an 8 year old.

Thanks.

CheerMum Tue 07-Jun-11 15:36:15

we use the CGP books, you can get them online or in whsmiths x

pandaloos Tue 07-Jun-11 20:39:46

Thankyou CheerMum,
I will have a look at those.

JazminKennedy Tue 07-Jun-11 20:54:57

The Book People have got lots of Maths books on offer, i bought a few sets last week. Dunno if you use worksheets but i print a lot from http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/ It covers all the Maths areas, adition to algebra smile

LastSummer Tue 07-Jun-11 22:45:57

These are brilliant!

For the eight-year-old: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/

For the 12-year-old: www.galorepark.co.uk/product/parents/54/so-you-really-want-to-learn-maths-book-1.html

For both: www.mathletics.com/

lilyfire Tue 07-Jun-11 23:01:25

check out http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm. The MEP programme is free and has lesson plans and practice sheets. There's a yahoo support group for users of it as well.

IslaValargeone Wed 08-Jun-11 13:37:40

I'd suggest Mathswhizz for the computer based learning, it's not free, but we love it.
We also use the CGP and Galore Park book.

pandaloos Fri 10-Jun-11 12:07:42

Thanks everyone.

frankiestuck Thu 07-Jul-11 16:53:41

Hi there, for your 12yr old, take a look at www.stuckonhomework.com it covers the whole GCSE Maths curriculum in online video's smile

stressedHEmum Fri 08-Jul-11 09:02:37

We use Galore Park textbooks for maths.

Online we use Manga High, Cool Math, BBC Bitesize, Woodlands Junior School site, Top Marks and a few more. We did use MAths Whizz but we couldn't afford to keep it up, sadly, because the kids loved it.

homeedmam11 Fri 08-Jul-11 12:52:55

We too use CGP Books, excellent, highly recommend.smile

LittleBlueMouse Fri 08-Jul-11 22:49:45

Hi, We used the old STP books for KS3 maths, you can find them sometimes on ebay or in 2nd hand book shops. We have finished with ours, if you would like to try them, you are welcome to have ours, just PM and I'll send them to you. Now for GCSE we are using Conquer Maths. If you home ed it's only 9.95 per month. "Z" aged 10 loves it.

For the younger one you could try Mathletics, my younger son used to dislike maths but he is really enjoying mathletics.

Frankie, stuck on homework looks really good, have just bookmarked it because we may have to give up the steiner maths lessons we attend (too expensive) and this programme looks really good.

FionaJNicholson Sat 09-Jul-11 07:30:03

I watched the introductory video from the stuckonhomework site last night because one of the people involved got in touch with me to ask my opinion. As a cost comparison, the stuck site is £89 for a year and I pay £20 for an hour of maths tuition once a fortnight but our family's maths tuition is incredibly idiosyncratic and specifically NOT for any exam preparation. Anyway, from what I can see, the stuck site has several hundred hours of video lessons covering the GCSE maths curriculum. For those who know the Khan Academy, it's a bit like that, except it's English exam-specific and you get to see the person talking rather than just hear their voice. Oh and it costs £89 where the Khan Academy is free. But the Khan Academy is generic and would involve more work on the part of the parent to find syllabus-specific content and also I guess the KA explains things US-style? So maybe a better point of comparison for price would be eg NEC GCSE course or shared tutor rather than online videos? I should praps add that I won't be benefiting financially from talking about this!

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