Parents FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
We would like to introduce parents to an innovative Maths resource psychologically developed in Oxford, England.
Oh yeah, what is it?
It’s an interactive book that ‘brings learning to life’ for instant mastery of the times table that lasts a life-time.
Why do I need that?
Research shows that pupils who struggle in Maths are those who lack instant recall of the tables which is the building block for Maths (for division, algebra etc) in the same way ABC is to literacy (all the research is cited on our website).
Why do kids need Maths anyway?
Research shows that innumeracy is linked to poor wages, unemployment, social deprivation, crime, health and poor schooling (twice as likely to play truant and be excluded).
Okay Okay, how do I know your thing works?
In a recent independent test, instant recall was down from 35 seconds to only 2.5 seconds within a week of using the inTABS book!
In the latest independent test, instant recall was down from 19 seconds to 3.5 seconds within a day using the inTABS book with an autism spectrum learner.
Truly remarkable results. Moreover, unlike other Maths resources, we let you test our book to prove it works – you can empirically test instant recall pre vs post book use on any child of any ability to quantify improvement. We include a simple testing form (which you can download and print by clicking here).
Really? And if it doesn’t work?
Simple: then don’t buy it.
Still not convinced? Watch this Video with Alana, 5, who can only count to 35 and does not know any multiplication at all using inTABS for the very first time:
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. Why take our/others word and results for granted – test it for yourselves.
Is it SEN friendly and will it work on any child of any ability?
Absolutely! The book is Special Education Needs inclusive; it is one of the first production books in the world using a special dyslexia font (and colors) so no need for overlays etc. Here is the testimony of one autistic learner which is typical of the comments the book attracts from SEN learners:
“I didn’t think I’d be able to learn the times tables, especially so bloody fast. I’m 23, when I left school, I gave up all hope. The power of the book is bloody amazing.” (L.O.)
Here is the testimony of a SEN teacher:
“inTabs is working with our school and I have seen nothing but total passion and commitment from this company in helping and supporting children with numeracy. Their book is amazing, innovative and engaging. For example, one of our more challenging pupils who has ADHD loved their book: “It helps your brain and I like lifting the tabs to find the answer. It’s like a game and fun. It is interesting and I like the colours“. What I found even more fascinating and an unexpected bonus to someone who is tasked with helping and supporting him, he said “We can use this book when I get angry as it helps to calm me down“! All this from a maths book and not some video game or app!
Amazing book and look forward to their next in range for numeracy books.”
(Y.H. – Learning/Behaviour Mentor, Academy School)
Mastering instant recall sounds great, what else does it do?
You mean instant recall isn’t amazing in itself as a perquisite to math proficiency – you want more? Well, once we go beyond memorization, the book enables the children to learn symmetry e.g. when they open 7 x 3, the matching pair for that is 3 x 7 (and vice versa). This is where the book comes into its own by showing in a concrete interactive fashion that the times table is essentially a mirror half of each other. Moreover, if you ask the child to interactively open the tabs of the most recurring answers i.e. where the answer is 12, they will notice that this forms an ‘arc’ and the same goes for 24, 36, 48 and so on.. This is an abstract concept for children if it were not for the interactive (and fun) way the book can show these children through discovery learning. The most recurring answers are shape coded on the book to help kids who learn best through patterns – these patterns/features are a source of particular interest for SEN learners.
Who are you guys?
We’re an innovative publishing house from Oxford, England with an expertise in Psychology and Design.
You got anything else?
Glad you asked! The next uniquely interactive books are: Division and the relationship between Fractions/Decimals/Percentages (by popular demand from educators.)
Sold! Wait, aren’t the Tabs on the book kinda fragile?
If we consider the Tabs like mini ‘pages’ on a book, then like any pages in any book, they can be torn off if a child really wishes to do that and no book in the world can prevent that. Nonetheless, they have been rigorously tested to strike the fine balance between functionality and durability, especially the ability to leave some tabs open whilst others are closed to detect symmetry (or matching pairs) which serves as the USP of kinaesthetic learning of the book as per the activities contained in the lesson plans. Moreover, out of thousands, we’ve never had one ripped off by a kid or a refund requested for that reason (or if they find the book doesn’t work), although we’re happy to provide a full refund.