Brainy Maths offers a 10 week programme for targeted children in Nursery and Reception who may be struggling in different areas of number. The programme includes: staff training, materials to run 3 children’s sessions a week, parent workshops and handbooks for staff and parents.
As well as being a highly effective intervention, all materials are also suitable for any child in early years and can be used in a variety of ways including:
Our at home packs are full of fun games and activities for children from Nursery to Year 1. The guided activities are easy to follow and are arranged in 8 different areas of number between the two packs.
Our aim is for these packs to empower parents to help their children:
Develop essential early number skills
Exercise cognitive skills at a critical time for brain development
Brainy Maths was developed as part of a masters degree in Educational Neuroscience and has been trialled successfully in various early years settings since 2017. Results from the trials have shown benefits of Brainy Maths to include:
Children taking part in the programme have made great gains in their number skills - on average 11 months progress in 10 weeks
Improved attitude of children towards maths
Staff working with children have repeatedly observed an increase in the children’s confidence, with greater participation and concentration during regular maths sessions
Improved Executive Functions
An observable improvement in memory skills of children, as well as greater focus and attention throughout the day
Parents have reported huge enjoyment of working with their children on the programme, as well as increased knowledge of progression in number and confidence in how to help their children
Here’s What Others Say
The resources were great and the workshops very useful to learn to play the games at home. My child has made great progress in a short period of time with the help of the Brainy Maths resources. I’m so grateful for what this intervention programme has done for her.
Brainy Maths Mum
Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of this fantastic programme. All the children really enjoyed taking part and even asked for sessions after it finished! The element of including parents is brilliant, ensuring maximum impact. The change in the children was noticeable and their belief in their abilities and engagement was transformed.
Brainy Maths Teacher
The workshops were extremely helpful and enjoyable. The games are a great way to practise numbers and I have so much to take away with me and to enjoy playing with my child. Thanks very much for offering this programme.