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Got an iPhone? Get our new multiplication game

Get our fantastic new iPhone app. Practice your tables and get really fast with this great app. Practice any table from 1 to 12 Challenge yourself to see how many correct answers you can get See if you can beat your highscore! The app is available in the app store now.

Resource Browser Update

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What is expected in Year 1?

Whilst we are all aware that children learn at different rates, there are, nevertheless guidelines as to what maths children should be expected to do at different ages. These guidelines are part of the Primary Framework for Mathematics. The list can prove cheap ambien pharmacy useful in seeing how well your child is doing and […]

How do you say 2010?

How are you saying the new year 2010? There seems to be some debate about this. Some are saying ‘two thousand and ten’ whilst others are saying ‘twenty ten’. ‘Twenty ten’ is similar to the last century when we said dates such as 1990 as ‘nineteen ninety’ but few people used this way during the […]

Coming Soon: Our Great Farmyard Multiplication Game!

It may have been quiet on the site recently, but that is because we have all been far too busy playing our latest Multiplication game, seeing who can get the best scores for each animal! (Well, we have also been testing to make sure it all works properly!) Set in a farmyard there are five […]

News: Children should not start formal education until they are at least six.

Children should not start formal education (that’s sitting down to read, write do maths etc) until they are at least six. So says the devastating attack on our schooling by the largest study of Primary Education for 40 years. The Cambridge Primary Review, led by Professor Robin Alexander recommends putting us in line with the […]

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09 09 09 09 09 09: a fascinating date coming up!

Yes! we are rapidly moving towards another fascinating date. On the 9th second of the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the 9th year the date will be: 09 09 09 09 09 09 . To you and me that’s the 9th of September 2009. Dates […]

URBrainy on Twitter!

URBrainy has just launched on twitter. Find us at Keep up to date will all the latest news from urbrainy, including new worksheets and resources of the week!

News: August 7th, an amazing date!

Two truly amazing times will shortly be with us – but only for a second each. At 5 minutes and six seconds after 4 am the time will be 04:05:06. On August 7th the date will be 07/08/09. Put these two together, so at 5 minutes and six seconds after 4 am on August 7th […]

Infant class sizes on the rise!

Something which parents of young children will be disappointed to hear is that class sizes in infant classes are on the rise. 30 seems to be the accepted limit for classes, but 1.7% are over this limit and over 10 000 children are being taught in ‘unlawfully large classes’. However, this is still a huge […]