It is good to see Aussie startups making it, Mathletics seems to be one of those with a recent investment by PBL’s NineMSN. This is of interest to me as a parent who’s child uses Mathletics (and Spellingdrome their other tool), I hope NineMSN don’t ruin it!
Mathletics is a fantastic tool and the company has done a great job of promoting within the education system, signing up schools on a 5 x 8 basis for student access either all year or for a specific duration, want to use it more? Then the parent’s have to pay up. Last year our son got hooked and so when the school subscription ran out, out came the credit card.
As Ben highlights one of the key things I like about the tool is the weekly reports that parents get on their child’s progress. This provides parent’s two great benefits, they can see that their expense is still returning value and they can get in their child’s learning. Only negative comment is now our son is using a school subscription again and we no longer get the reports as he has had to create a new account, the ability to merge accounts would be a great feature.
Oh and today March 14 is World Maths Day and as of writing there are 2,160 kids online with over 7 million correct answers provided today!