- What is Corbett Maths?
- What makes Corbett Maths special?
- What can you learn with Corbett Maths?
- Our review
- Other options
- What to expect
- Final thoughts
In this article, we'll deep-dive into Corbett Maths and its benefits for you. We'll also explore how you can use it to understand maths better.
What is Corbett Maths?
The creator of Corbett Maths makes it extremely clear, that they, throughout 13 years of teaching, have always been passionate about doing their best to help students(like you!) learn. The creator started out by posting photos on a website about “real-life” maths. Then they eventually started posting videos that are still free to access to this day! 📹
Their aims are clear and are focused on your maths learning process. The website states that it is there to help you understand, reinforce, challenge, and stretch your mathematical abilities. It is also very clear about wanting to help teachers, too.
What makes Corbett Maths so special? 🤔
Corbtt Maths is broken up into different sections depending on your level. There is a link to its sister site, Corbett Maths Primary, which focuses on the middle stage of your math journey!
Looking at their homepage you see the options you have such as physical work like Corbett Maths 5-a-day worksheets, practice papers, and revision cards.
What can you learn with Corbett Maths?
The options are endless! However, to make it very clear, not everything that the site offers is free. The paid options are only for revision cards, physical workbooks, and study cards. The work is all still available and can be printed at home. You can also read off a computer or tablet.
There are still so many possibilities for Corbett Maths to help you in your mathematical journey. Whether you are studying for the 11+ maths section or are more focused on higher-level exams like GCSE or A-level you are sure to find something to help you. The GCSE legacy papers are updated every year and added for practice. Furthermore, there are quizzes and a 5-a-day program for all ages.
Our Review: Corbett Maths 5-a-day Challenge.
Speaking of the 5-a-day program, this is a full year (yes 365 days!) where you can do just 5 math problems a day. Broken up into the different age ranges, this program works on levels of difficulty:
- Bronze is the easiest 🥉
- Silver is the middle ground 🥈
- Gold is advanced 🥇
- Platinum is highly advanced. 💎
The Corbett Maths worksheets 📝 are free to print and very easy to work on, with space for you to write out equations. One piece of paper a day, all year, means even doing maths on Christmas right? Wrong! Corbett suggests certain days where you do 2 sheets in one day to make up for any holidays. We don't suggest tripling them though… 😉
Other options? 💭
Our favourite part about the Corbett Maths site is the Conundrums! The mathematical puzzles are the best thing Corbett Maths offers. These puzzles may be outside the scope of your curriculum. However, don’t be scared. Try it! 🤩
Also, class quizzes are offered on the website! These break up maths into different categories you are likely to be doing, either in the 5-a-day or in school. Ongoing, Corbett Math's answers are given and you might be linked to more practice work if necessary.
Which part of maths is offered on Corbett Maths?
When you look at the videos and worksheets section of the Corbett Maths site, you will find all topics listed alphabetically.
Are the videos worth the watch? 📺
Each video is embedded into the site, but it is clearly available through YouTube as well. All of them are good quality and the audio is good throughout. Each video is only as long as it needs to be to explain the topic and show the method used.
While combing through the videos, we found that some of the equations are worked out traditionally, while others have a completely new approach. The one that stands out the most, is how Corbett Maths works out ratio, with the method being amazingly simple.
Exploring the material 📝
Each video not only has a list of practice questions but also links to the pages in the textbook. Some of the pages are just exercises found in the book, but others also explain the topic further as a reminder, to you, of what you have just learnt.
If you are struggling to focus, Corbett Maths revision cards or study cards might be something you would want to invest in.
The Corbett Math videos are easy to understand visually 🤓 and audibly. 👂 If you are a visual learner you will easily understand and be able to learn through Corbett’s videos. If you are what we call an auditory learner, 👂 then you will also have an easy time learning through Corbett Maths videos.
What to expect
Most of the site is free to access for anyone (yay! 🤩). However, you need to pay for physical materials. The Corbett Maths revision cards, excluding shipping, are £8.99 for the Higher, Foundation or Level 2. You do however get a twin pack for £17.98 including Higher and Foundation level packs. The Primary study cards are even less at £7.99.
Physical Corbet Math 5-a-day workbooks are £5.99 each, broken up into two parts in a year, and whole year packs are £11.99.
Final thoughts 😄
Check out this website to get started on a magical mathematical journey! Whether you don’t understand a topic and need it explained again 🤔, want to practise the work you already know or just want to have some fun with maths.🧩 We think the principle and the idea behind this resource is top-notch.