JANUARY 29th, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Primary school children are more likely to progress with maths when fractions are fun and equations are exciting.
Gone are the days when maths equalled tiresome times-tables, dull division and mind-numbing multiplication.
Now, a leading UK educational company is speaking the language kids understand and tutoring through computer games. Online maths tutoring service www.Whizz.com is launching Maths-Whizz Challenge in GAME stores nationwide from Saturday 31st January.
“We’re thrilled to announce our deal with GAME,” says Richard Marett, CEO of Whizz.com. “It shows that computer game stores are seeing the potential of a winning combination of education and games.”
“By launching the product in GAME, we’re bypassing traditional educational sales routes and going straight to a store which children love,” says Marett. “As of Saturday, there’s going to be tens of thousands of Maths-Whizz Challenge games available around the country.”
Maths-Whizz Challenge is £14.99 and is aimed at children aged 7 to 12. However, the game can be fun for all the family, allowing kids and parents to compete against each other.
“Research by Whizz.com has shown that the average adult in the UK has a ‘maths age’ of just ten-and-a-half,” says Marett. “So children stand a really good chance of beating their mums and dads.”
“We also think children work better when challenged by others, especially at Key Stage 2 level. Giving them the chance to beat their parents at mathematical games gives them confidence and makes them more willing to learn.”
For interviews with Richard Marett, please contact:
Oonagh Spence at Results PR
020 7953 7619
Whizz.com is an award-winning education company specialising in a personalised online maths tutoring product for children aged 5 to 13 called Maths-Whizz.
Maths-Whizz is in line with both the UK National Curriculum and government directives for education.
For more info visit www.whizz.com