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Komodo Kickstart 

Has your child mastered times tables, number bonds, division? Komodo Kickstart can tell you.

Komodo Kickstart is a short quiz for children that gives parents immediate feedback on how well their child knows and understands primary maths topics through measuring their fluency and accuracy. Kickstart is completely free to use.


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Kickstart Primary Maths Quizzes

The 38 Challenge

(for ages 7-11)

This is much more than a quiz. It's a 3 Step plan for mastering times tables that includes an inspiring video, an interactive practice game and a quiz. Not forgetting a printable certificate for all of you who complete it!

Take the 38 Challenge

Times Tables 2x - 12x

(for ages 7-11)

Multiplication tables are perhaps the most important foundational skill in primary maths. This is because they're required for many maths topics, not to mention their use in daily life. Learners should have these mastered at age 10 or before.

Kids Ready? - Take the Quiz!
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Number Bonds to 10

(for ages 5-8)

Also known as addition and subtraction facts, number bonds to ten are usually mastered in years 1 or 2 of primary school. The quiz will gauge fluency in number bonds which reflects on the learner's grasp of Key Stage 1 numeracy.

Kids Ready? - Let's Do It!
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Division

(for ages 8-11)

Being able to recall the division facts fluently is a sure sign that a learner is on track. Division can be thought of as the opposite of multiplication - so this quiz goes hand in hand with times-tables. it's the natural follow on from the times tables quiz.

Kids Ready? - Let's Go!
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Number Bonds to 20

(for ages 7-11)

The addition and subtraction number bonds to 20 are a natural follow on from the bonds to 10. Being fluent in these in great benefit in problem-solving and other areas of calculation.

Kids Ready? - Onward!
kids not ready? - why not try it yourself?

What to expect

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    You’ll be asked for a few details first so we can send you the feedback privately.

  • 2

    Once your child starts the quiz, they will be asked to answer a series of questions. We’ve worked hard to ensure children have a positive experience, with lots of encouragement and fun graphics throughout.

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    When your child has finished, we’ll compile and email you the feedback as a private report.

  • 4

    Where appropriate, we’ll make a few suggestions as to how you can help your child improve their knowledge of the particular maths skill.

  • 5

    We’ll respect your privacy, and you can opt out any anytime.

Why is it free?

Komodo Learning is a team of educational professionals who specialise in mathematics educational technology.

Kickstart is our way of providing something free and useful that demonstrates what we’re good at - maths education.

Along the way, we’ll introduce you to our maths product and may email a few articles which we believe you’ll find helpful.

But don’t worry, you are free to opt-out at any time. We don’t do hard sell and all times, we’ll respect your privacy.

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  • My kids aren't keen on numeracy as a rule, but Komodo is the exception. The combination of content, graphics and incentive means they've often fought over who gets to go on it first, and that hasn't worn off even after a number of months. I've seen their ability and confidence grow as a result of using it and would highly recommend it

    Rachel Hooper, UK

  • My 6 year old daughter has found Komodo fun and easy to use. I have noticed she is much more confident with numbers, and this was quickly reflected in her school work. She has recently completed her Year 2 SATs and she was in a small minority that sat the upper level paper. Her teacher remarked that she had "exceeded his expectations". We are delighted by the progress made. Thank you Komodo Team!

    Morag Payne, Preston UK

  • My 7 year old daughter Eve, and my 5 year old son Connell both use Komodo, and it has improved their confidence with mathematics noticeably. There is healthy competition between them to earn more Komodo stars, so they see Komodo as a game, not as "homework". Because of this, it is never any trouble to get them to use Komodo.

    Frank Hagenson, New Zealand

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    M O’Donoghue, Surrey

  • In his own words my son John (9) has found Komodo Math ‘fun, and really good!’. Since starting to use Komodo 4 months ago there has been a distinct improvement in John’s ability to master the basics. All he needed was a bit of regular practice and Komodo did the job.

    Chris Magowan, Richmond, Surrey

  • A few short weeks ago our clever, funny six year old son came home upset. Some children had been calling him 'dumb' at maths. We enrolled him in Komodo to help his confidence and he loves it! He no longer thinks he is 'dumb' at maths and came home from school as 'star of the week' for huge effort and improvement in maths'! Thank you....you have made a difference to the happiness of a little boy!

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    Andrea, UK

  • Thanks for setting me up on the Komodo App. It's been nothing but a great experience for my daughter and the whole family. It is building so much confidence in her abilities, we all look forward to the next stages each evening. Congratulations on a great educational tool! You deserve an A* for it.

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    Jo Greenidge, Essex

  • Eila is the youngest in her class and we were a bit worried that this might set her at a disadvantage, but she's right up there now on her number work, and that's in no small part to the learning she's gained from Komodo.

    John McKay, UK

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    Monika Jauk, London

  • My son is doing extremely well and has increased confidence with his mental maths skills, thanks to the repeated practice within Komodo!

    Jo, London