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Win FREE summer maths tutoring for your children, courtesy of Carol Vordermann’s online school Themathsfactor.com

Now that schools have broken up, have you had a chance to look through your child’s report yet?

If you’re panicking that your child’s maths results just don’t add up, then who else would you have as a private tutor if you could than maths whizz Carol Vorderman?

Lucky then that you don’t have to try to get the impossible (Carol is a busy working celebrity mother of two herself!) – but you can get something very close to it by way of Carol’s Themathsfactor.com

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Carol Vorderman has just reopened her interactive online summer Maths School at Themathsfactor.com for the second year running and Motherswhowork.co.uk is offering 12 lucky parents the chance to win a FREE SUMMER SCHOOL MATHS PACKAGE for their child, running from July to the end of September.

Themathsfactor.com first launched in March 2010 as the world’s first structured online maths school for children and their parents. Last summer 3,000 children took part in Carol’s online summer school programme with many going back to school in September and straight into the top set for maths.

20110725-132125.jpg“The aim is not to make kids feel like they are back in the classroom during their holidays, but to excite them about maths in a new, fresh, fun and relevant way. Research has shown (and teachers know) that unless mentally stimulated, kids can lose an average of two months learning in English and maths over the Summer period, so sums and games can make sure they are ahead of the game in September!”

Set in a lovely animated Summer Camp theme that will capture the imagination of kids, there is an online Summer School for each year of Primary, for those who have just finished in Year 1 to those about to start Secondary School. The website is packed with fun things for children to do and they are in charge of what they do in each session. They can choose video lessons from Carol, maths to music (times tables with dancers, rap and rock & roll), interactive games and feedback.

Carol continues “we have put together a perfect combination of different types of learning including plenty of practice using the proper language of maths and its symbols. Children gain virtual badges while they learn and they love the challenges and the animals and the setting of the summer camp. There is nothing like it available anywhere else.”

How to enter

For your chance to win your child a FREE summer online school programme with themathsfactor.com, just answer this simple question:

What year did Carol first launch Themathsfactor.com

a)2008
b)2009
c)2010

Post your answer right here with a comment, or email editor@motherswhowork.co.uk by Monday 1st August 2011.

For those not lucky enough to win, themathsfactor.com is an affordable, fun and effective way of giving your child a headstart. Summer Schools are available for a one off price of £14.99 or £19.99 per child depending on the school year and this covers unlimited access for the whole Summer School period from July, meaning it can work out from just over £1 per week for the total summer holiday. For more information visit themathsfactor.com.

Watch out for tomorrow’s podcast with Carol Vorderman herself, giving tips on how you can help your child learn to love maths and excel in it!

*Terms and conditions
1. This offer is only open to UK residents. The prize is 1 x themathsfactor.com summer school package – the choice of packages are available at www.themathsfactor.com/summerschool.
2. Twelve winners will be selected in total.
2. The prize summer school package is valid from July to end of September 2011 on themathsfactor.com
3. Prizes are non-transferable

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