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      09.07.2009 14:52
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      A fantastic complete revision course at only £3.00

      So another school year comes to an end! Exams have been sat, reports have been written and parent's evenings have been attended.

      Whose child needs to improve in Maths?
      Whose child struggles in Maths?
      Whose child will be doing GCSE next year?
      Whose child needs their confidence boosting?

      If the answer to any of these questions is MINE then read on.

      Last year I bought 2 CD's through my child's school called Mathswatch and they are absolutely brilliant.

      Mathswatch is a CD-ROM containing revision clips for GCSE Mathematics. There are 2 versions:-
      The Higher Tier CD has 140 clips and covers grade A* to D and
      The Foundation Tier CD has 134 clips and covers grades C to G.

      Each disc only costs only £3.00 ( a lot less than many revision guide books) and comes in a clear plastic wallet and a pull out contents list covering all the topics for each individual grade. So for Grade D there is a complete list of all the topics at this level and the relevant clip number for you to refer to. So your child can refer to grade levels or topics. They can also see what grade each topic is given. For example Pythagoras' Theorem is a Grade C and is shown in clip 118.

      The disc is so easy to use you just slip it into the computer. You are then given a choice of revising by grade, topic or clip number. If you chose grade then you can chose A*/A, B, C or D on the Higher disc and C,D,E,F,G on the Foundation disc. The grade chosen is then split into 4 sections
      Shape and Space and
      Data Handling

      Once the topic is chosen an explanation is clearly and carefully presented by a female called E. Hayward using a red blob and showing the relevant working out to illustrate the example. Then another question is posed and by pressing the pause button you have chance to try and work through the question. Once you have the answer press play and the solution is shown with again another clear explanation of how to achieve the answer. Further questions are then given for the student to practice and the answers are given. This gives the pupil immediate feedback and a definite confidence booster.

      There is also an opportunity for you to run off sample worksheets for any specific topic for further practice and consolidation and helpful hints are given re exam questions and wording.

      My children found them great to use and a much better way of revising than using a dreary textbook and turning page after page without any explanation or feedback. They also made good use of the site www.mathswatch.co.uk which gave revision timetables and revision lists. My children actually enjoyed using this revision programme and I would definitely recommend it to anyone sitting GCSE Maths next year.

      The only downside to this product is that it has to be purchased via your child's school where a minimum order has to be placed

      However, to see what a great product this is, visit the website and look at the samples given. I am sure you will be very impressed.

      A fantastic product well worth £3.00.

      P.S. Look out on Ebay and Amazon as some could appear on these sites for resale.


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