Settling into new routines following school closures and the advice to work from home where possible, many parents have stepped into the role of teacher.
Now as a nation of home-schoolers, unexpected heroes have been stepping in to help.
To add to the new exciting syllabus, national treasure Carol Vorderman has made her Maths Factor online learning site completely free during the coronavirus school closures.
The site released a statement telling parents, "Following the Government’s decision to implement widespread school closures across the UK to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children's continued learning at home for the duration of the UK schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can."
To everyone trying to sign up still - the form is now live on the site! We have seen a lot of new sign ups happen successfully this afternoon - if you don't succeed at first, please keep trying! @carolvorders pic.twitter.com/7qwBKPzaNQ— The Maths Factor (@themathsfactor) March 25, 2020
The site serves 4 to 12 year olds and their parents. It's matched to the national curriculum and works through daily video sessions, all led by Carol herself, combined with games, rewards and printable work sheets.
They took the site down briefly on Tuesday (24 March) in order to increase their database and upgrade servers as nearly half a million parents tried to register and overwhelmed the site.
Word of mouth spreads fast and parents and children are loving the service.
SIGN UP At www.themathsfactor.com
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