If you have a Bespoke membership, then a short assessment will be sent to your child with the first pack. They will receive other assessments every 4-6 packs. The assessments are designed to look fun and unthreatening. The assessment should be returned with the next pack for marking. Any questions that your child gets wrong or misses out will be sent out as topic packs over the coming months.
If you have a bespoke membership then your child will take regular 'skills tests' to help determine which topics they need to practice. They will only be sent the topics suitable for them. If you have budget or bonus membership then the topics will be chosen according to your child’s age, ability and confidence level as stated by you when you fill in the form. (you have multi-choice options and a space for comments)
If you have a Bonus or Bespoke membership and you return the work to the freepost address, then it will be marked by a qualified and experienced Maths teacher. It is the aim of Maths Club by Post to give lots and lots of praise to build up children who are not confident so this is reflected in the marking. When mistakes have been made, we try to give guidance on where the child has gone wrong, in line with best practice in education.
If you have a Budget membership, you can access the answers on the website and mark your own child's work.
If you find that the work is too easy or too hard for your child, then just email [email protected] and your child will be put forward or put back a few on the scheme of work. If you have a Bespoke membership, then your child will only receive work that they couldn't do in the test unless you request otherwise.
You will have a week or more for your child to try the first pack. After that, then the first payment will come out on the following 1st of the month in advance ready for the next posting unless you cancel.
If you sent your child's work for marking and you haven't received it back with the next pack, it's because it wasn't received in time for marking. That may be because it's lost in the post or if you sent it late - don't worry, it will be marked for next time.