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Parking at Schools

October 29th, 2018 / Naomi

Inconsiderate, and potentially dangerous, parking is increasingly causing problems outside schools. Most local authorities have neither the time nor the powers to deal with problems outside every school in their area and the police also have limited resources. Each school has a responsibility to encourage parents and guardians to behave considerately, and preferably leave their […]

Year 4 National Multiplication Tables Check

October 24th, 2018 / Charlie

There is no doubt that it is extremely functional to have the multiplication tables (aka the times tables) memorised in our daily lives. 5 books, £7 each, you know in a second that it would be £35. The importance of times tables according to the Department for Education, is that it “helps children to solve […]

Reimagine Award

Reimagine Education Finalist!

October 18th, 2018 / Glen

We are delighted to announce that Emile Maths Games has been shortlisted for a Reimagine Education Award! Reimagine Education is an international competition aiming to reward those most successful in creating transformational educational initiatives, enhancing student learning outcomes and/or employability. This year, over 1150 educational innovators from all the world submitted their projects for an […]

Grammar

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

October 16th, 2018 / Naomi

Emile Education is a resource that can support those students for whom English is not their first language with their mathematics and language. For many learners with English as an Additional Language, it is often language that acts as a barrier to their understanding. The difficulty they experience in negotiating the language to access the […]

China primary schools

Primary Schools in China

September 18th, 2018 / Charlie

One of the best ways to improve oneself is to learn from others’ experience. As someone working on primary school education, it is almost impossible to ignore China, a country that has over 99 million primary school students actively going to school every day. China has a high reputation for their education in fundamental knowledge, […]

The Old Schoolhouse

An Independent Review by The Old Schoolhouse

September 10th, 2018 / Glen

We love to receive a review of Emile Maths. Not just because we’re immensely proud of Emile, but also because we learn lots about our own products! We were contacted a short while ago by the Old Schoolhouse Magazine and asked if we would like a free independent review by one of their subscribers. We […]

Grammar

Grammar, A-level to Primary.

September 10th, 2018 / Blue Wren

I’ve worked within and led English departments in the Sixth Form sector for 11 years. In that time I’ve had my fair share of students who find grammar tiresome, confusing, or a headache. Ask them to distinguish between relative pronouns and subordinating conjunctions and most A-level students find their motivation waning. Grammar tests don’t exactly […]

fractions

Tips on Teaching Fractions

September 4th, 2018 / Glen

Fractions are a part of the UK national curriculum, but a significant fraction(!) of children really struggle to grasp the concept. Below are a few tips we think your pupils may appreciate. Start Really Simple It’s best to start really, really simple. Misunderstandings at the start can lead to a whole lot of issues. So […]

Education in Finland

August 17th, 2018 / Glen

Finland has captured the interest and imagination of researchers and policy-makers around the world due to its impressive performance on international tests. In the UK, kids play during breaks and work during class.But in Finland play is a child’s work. Central to early years education in Finland is a “late” start to schooling. At all Finnish daycare […]

Avoid the Summer Slide!

August 1st, 2018 / Glen

The Summer Slide is real. Children’s academic abilities reduce over the summer holidays. Below are few tips to help your child avoid the regression! Reading: Read every day.  Visit your local library, read newspapers and information boards at tourist sites. Writing: Try setting up a blog for your child where they can tell their story […]

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