Bedford Heights business Maths Circle honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 28, 2020/0/0

Bedford Heights business Maths Circle, which specialises in educational tech, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its excellence in innovation. The company is one of 220 organisations nationally (the only one in Bedfordshire) to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Maths Circle createdTimes Tables Rock Starsa gamified app solution to engage children with learning of times tables and increase their confidence and proficiency in maths. The development resulted from a need identified by the company’s founder, Bruno Reddy, a maths teacher, who saw many pupils entering the school lacked basic skills in maths. It began as a paper based training aid and was then developed into a software app with gamification features. The system, now used by over 15,000 schools and 30,000 families worldwide, uses artificial intelligence to tailor the questioning and learning to the child, adapting to their progress and building their confidence. Competitive Rock Wrangle events are run across the UK where schools send their fastest students to compete for the title of “fastest of the fast”. There are now over 3 million children using Times Tables Rock Stars in over 100 countries.

Maths Circle have also developed, NumBots, a sister maths platform for schools which uses the same innovative adaptive technology and gamification to engage children in the learning of addition, subtraction and number bonds to improve basic numeracy skills.

CEO Bruno Reddy says “We’re extremely proud and honoured to win The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2020 and be recognised alongside the very best in British business. It is wonderful recognition of the impact that Times Tables Rock Stars is having on children’s maths learning worldwide”.

Maths Circle are currently offering schools up to 60 days full free access to both of their online maths platforms to help with remote learning during the Covid-19 outbreak. If teachers would like to sign up their school for free access, please visit https://www.ttrockstars.com/page/covid19support or https://www.numbots.com/covid19support.

For more information about Maths Circle, or to subscribe to Times Tables Rock Stars or NumBots, please visit https://www.mathscircle.com.

Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. Maths Circle will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners later in the year.

Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 open on the 1st May 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

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