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Find out what MNers think of Smartick’s online after-school maths programme

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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Jun-19 09:54:34

This is the feedback thread for the Mumsnet users who tried and tested Smartick’s online after-school maths programme for children. This product test was open to all UK MNers with at least one child between the ages of 4 and 14, that have access to an internet-enabled computer/laptop or tablet.

Here’s what Smartick have to say: “Smartick is an award-winning, AI-based, online maths programme designed to develop mathematical abilities in children ages 4 to 14. Smartick promotes an understanding of maths through personalised and accelerated learning by adapting to each child's level and learning pace in real time, allowing them to work according to their maths needs and capability. Each child has a unique and personalised path that constantly adjusts to help fill in gaps in knowledge.

There are more than 20,000 users of Smartick in over 100 countries. We've collaborated with the MIT G-Lab and been published by Harvard Business Review and Forbes as well as featured as an app favourite by Apple.”

Testers please answer the questions below:
1. What is your main motivation for getting your child or children to do additional maths
practice (e.g. to improve current grade, to progress beyond what they are currently taught at school, etc.)?
2. Did you end up talking to someone from Smartick via phone or email – whether you reached out or they did? Was it helpful?
3. What did your child enjoy about the sessions? What do you as a parent like about Smartick?
4. How does Smartick compare with other online math programmes or traditional math
programmes you may have used?
5. What do you think of the emphasis on children learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills?
6. Would you recommend Smartick to friends/family? Why or why not?

All testers will be required to leave feedback on this thread on Mumsnet and also fill in a short survey. All who do so will be entered into a prize draw where 3 MNers will win a £100 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck

MNHQ

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YellowNBlue Tue 25-Jun-19 09:42:04

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sally2489 Tue 25-Jun-19 20:17:54

1. What is your main motivation for getting your child or children to do additional maths
practice (e.g. to improve current grade, to progress beyond what they are currently taught at school, etc.)?

To improve on his current marks at school.

2. Did you end up talking to someone from Smartick via phone or email – whether you reached out or they did? Was it helpful?

Never had the need to contact anyone.

3. What did your child enjoy about the sessions? What do you as a parent like about Smartick?

My child enjoyed the fun games, it wasn’t a boring style of learning, it was enjoyable for him.
I enjoyed that he was learning in a fun way and enjoying himself.

4. How does Smartick compare with other online math programmes or traditional math
programmes you may have used?

I have not used other online or traditional maths programs.

5. What do you think of the emphasis on children learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills?

I thought this was a good idea to teach 11+ style of critical thinking at such an early age.

6. Would you recommend Smartick to friends/family? Why or why not?

I would definitely recommend as it was a fun style of learning that my son enjoyed, and it was not a battle to get him to do his work.

carz1985 Fri 28-Jun-19 21:06:14

So sorry this is late the emails have been going in to junk.

1. What is your main motivation for getting your child or children to do additional maths
practice (e.g. to improve current grade, to progress beyond what they are currently taught at school, etc.)? She's very good at maths and needs something more than what's taught for her age

2. Did you end up talking to someone from Smartick via phone or email – whether you reached out or they did? Was it helpful? They did phone and left a message which was nice of them.

3. What did your child enjoy about the sessions? What do you as a parent like about Smartick? Yes they loved it. I like how it has a separate bit for parents and that you get the emails saying how they have done.

4. How does Smartick compare with other online math programmes or traditional math
programmes you may have used? My daughter uses hit the button at school which is fun but this is different and fun.

5. What do you think of the emphasis on children learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills? I think it's fantastic and definitely needed.

6. Would you recommend Smartick to friends/family? Why or why not
Yes definitely as its fantastic and my daughter loves it

Scoleah Wed 31-Jul-19 15:55:19

Were the winners drawn? smile@JustineBMumsnet

SheRaTheAllPowerful Fri 25-Oct-19 16:19:33

@JustineBMumsnet we’re the winners drawn on this?

LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Nov-19 11:23:32

Thank you to all who took part in this product test. The winners of the prize draw are @fixyourgardengate , @shutzpa and @Friolero smile Congratulations!

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