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madamearcati Tue 03-Nov-09 14:27:15

I have devised a simple maths game suitable for Y3/4 upwards.It is a card game and I have had the artwork professionally done and have done some 'home printed ' samples.
I have shown them to a few teacher friends who have said all the right things.I feel that it isn't necessarily unbiased -its hard to be brutal to a friend !!
However before I spend any 'serious money' I feel I need some better market research .I thought I might write to about 20 local schools explaining that I am a local mum and devised this game because my DS was really sruggling to learn some of his tables and it really helped and what do they thinkof the idea.
I am planning to enclose a very simple tickbox questionnaire with only 6 questions on a stamped postcard I will send out this with instructions a few samples of the cards and a covering letter.
Would you , as a teacher respond, and would it make a difference if i promised a donation of £5 to the PTA of every school which responded before a certain date.

cece Tue 03-Nov-09 14:32:08

It depends if it actually reaches the teachers. Office staff can be quite ruthless in what gets put into our pidgeon holes in the staff room.

madamearcati Tue 03-Nov-09 14:46:35

ah any suggestions ?
I suppose I will only be only out of pocket by the cost of 2 stamps if they don;t reply.

benjysmum Tue 03-Nov-09 15:02:44

Do you have a soft copy? My mum runs a Montessori nursery (not in UK) and may be able to give you feedback.

NappyShedSal Tue 03-Nov-09 18:07:22

I am a Primary school teacher. I would be happy to give you brutal unbiased feedback if you like. It may be just perfect and then I'd give nice feedback!! I also have a daughter in Year 3 so can try it on her as well. Feel free to contact me if you'd like me to test them out.

madamearcati Wed 04-Nov-09 18:33:46

thanks for your replies.
Benjysmum- it is aimed at children who are 7+ so I think nursery kids might be a little young
Nappyshedsal- that would be great (is there any way of sending private messages on Mnet?

corblimeymadam Wed 04-Nov-09 18:35:49

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Tinuviel Wed 04-Nov-09 19:06:10

You could always try the home ed board - they may well be willing to give it a go and give you feedback. I would be happy to test it and have 3 children aged 7, 9 and 12!

potteringpenguin Wed 04-Nov-09 19:14:32

I teach Y6 Special Needs and would love to try any thing to get them to learn their tables! If you could CAT me a electronic copy I could print it out to try on the children and I'll gladly give you feedback. Would that help? I could also get a few of my more cooperative parents to try it if you are marketing at parents?

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