Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 16/10/2012. Tags: Family And Leisure
New software has been created that encourages children to enhance their maths ability in return for time that can be spent browsing social networking sites such as Facebook.
Ronan Higgins told the Irish Examiner how parents can install the programme and choose which websites they want to feature compulsory maths questions that must be answered before the site can be accessed.
The Aftermath software is suitable for children aged between 11 and 16-years-old and requires them to answer a series of multiple choice questions, with credits given for each one they get correct.
These credits can then be cashed in for internet time ranging from one to three minutes depending on the difficulty of the maths problem.
"Everybody starts at level zero and the game adapts the standard of questions based on the student's ability in previous tests," Mr Higgins explained.
The software is available for free trial download, but will cost €19.99 a year if parents wish to fully install the service.
Written by Donal Walsh