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10ticks

Liontrust has partnered with 10ticks to enable them to deliver worksheets and new digital maths education to primary schools across the UK.

10ticks has around 8,000 worksheets suitable for primary schools covering the entire maths curriculum. 10ticks.com Mental Maths is a fun and engaging online resource designed to help support the instant recall of multiplication and division facts and lots of other mental maths topics with little teacher intervention. From challenging classmates online to playing live games across the globe, these stimulating activities are designed to engage pupils. The pupils can also create their own avatar and earn certificates and awards to inspire them to perfect their skills.

10ticks works with 16,258 state primary schools, which cover around 4.7 million children.

Financial Football

Liontrust has partnered with Newcastle United Foundation (NUF) to provide a numeracy programme, Financial Football. This is designed to give primary school children a head start in financial education.

The six-week programme has helped to break down any barriers that children face in understanding and learning about numeracy and finance, with the aim of improving children’s understanding of money, as well as giving them the confidence to thrive in school maths lessons.

Financial Football uses the popularity and profile of Newcastle United football club to encourage primary school pupils to engage with maths problems, using real life scenarios such as buying and selling football players and paying fines for red cards to teach concepts such as budgeting.

By February 2020, the project, which involves interactive games around football, had worked with 14 schools and 700 pupils. From September 2020, we expanded Financial Football to include Year 4 pupils as well as Year 5 and 6 and more schools so we could reach more primary school children – 500 a year – and introduced a new maths education programme to increase primary school children’s confidence and understanding of this subject. Newcastle United Foundation enabled Financial Football to go online in case tighter lockdown restrictions limited external visitors to schools. 

These are the improvements in solving money focused questions as a result of the project:

  • 67% in numeracy 
  • 64% in addition, subtraction, multiplication 
  • 75% in statistics
  • 84% in ratios 

Phillip Cowler, Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator at Newcastle United Foundation, says: “By using football as the basis for the maths challenges, we’ve seen pupils who generally struggle to engage with numeracy feel more comfortable about getting involved due to their familiarity with Newcastle United.”

 

Newcastle United Foundation




“By using football as the basis for the maths challenges, we’ve seen pupils who generally struggle to engage with numeracy feel more comfortable about getting involved due to their familiarity with Newcastle United." 
Phillip Cowler, Literacy & Numeracy Coordinator at Newcastle United Foundation

 

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