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SplashLearn are Bringing SpringBoard Maths Challenge to the UK


SplashLearn are Bringing SpringBoard Maths Challenge to the UK

Who are SplashLearn?

SplashLearn was launched in 2010, back then it was called Splash Math, it employs a game-based approach to helping children master maths and reading skills.

In a nutshell, it is a mix of learning and fun. And, as a testament to its effectiveness, it is changing the lives of millions of children all over the world. 

In fact, as of the time of writing, 40 million children in 150 countries have benefited from its immersive approach.

It’s helping children understand, enjoy, and master maths and fundamental reading skills. 

It has won several awards besides being featured by Apple many times.

What is SplashLearn?

SplashLearn’s games are captivating, simple, and fun.

It has over 4,000 games and activities for children from Kindergarten to Grade 5. The lessons are curriculum-aligned. Even I, as an adult, have been mesmerised by the innovative approach. 

Its interface is not only colourful and captivating, but it’s also easy to navigate. 

The characters in the program are a part of a child’s world, they include animals and monsters.

Children easily fall in love with it, because of the highly familiar avatars. The multimedia approach makes the concepts much more accessible. The child can see these concepts instantly.

As such, cognitive load and processing are much lighter.

And, its dashboard provides vital statistics that track and report how a child performs. The reporting feature is intuitive. The program allows you to personalise each child’s learning (something you’ve always wished you could do).

You can assess each child’s performance. (No need to burn the midnight oil marking many papers). Splash Learn employs a highly adaptive algorithm that automatically adjusts the content to the user’s ability. 

Once a child masters a key facet, it’s automatically introduced to more complex topics.

On the other hand, when a child is having a challenge with some skills, the program hones in on these until it’s mastered. 

The instant feedback, in addition to helping educators track the child’s progress, is also highly motivating for the child. Students using it are more engaged, confident, and curious. 

Naturally and gradually, the program becomes one of the child’s beloved games. The program is an awesome resource that eases the teacher’s load.

So, both parties benefit. 

It’s great for homeschooling, so parents use it too. It’s also used by communities struggling with having adequate and qualified teachers. 

I highly recommend it. 

Did I mention that it’s super-fun?

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What is SpringBoard 2021?

Since 2015, SplashLearn has been hosting SpringBoard, an annual maths competition in the US. It’s a maths competition that’s loved by myriad teachers.

This year it’s also taking place for the first time in the UK in 2021, and £8,000+ will be won by contestants (your class could be one of the winners). 

Prizes are won every week, on a regional and national basis. 

The competition lasts for 10 weeks, after which the top three classes that have the most points will win the grand prize.

As we all know, it’s been a challenging year for students and educators. SplashLearn is an effective resource that could help mitigate the challenge.

It’s a great opportunity for your class to collaborate on this 10-week challenge.

You could cover some of the topics you weren’t able to because of the pandemic. And, also master current-year skills. 

Sign up for your class and get started preparing for the competition. SplashLearn is free for teachers. 

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Paul Fulbrookhttps://teacherofsci.com
Paul Fulbrook (TeacherOfSci) is a Science teacher, writer and education blogger based in Brighton, England. He started teacherofsci.com to help support teachers everywhere with the everyday struggles that they are all faced with, both in the classroom and at home.

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